The Moths of Suffolk
2336 Double Lobed, Apamea ophiogramma, (Esper, 1793)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not infrequent

Habitats : Fens, marshes, riverbanks, lake margins, wet meadows and wet woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Reed Canary-grass and Reed Sweet-grass

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not very rare, often mixed with the next kind. Ipswich (Ml), not uncommon at shop lights (Mly, Pyett, Baylis: teste Bloomfield); Needham district (H. Lingwood); Aldeburgh (Wrt); Beecles (Crf); and recently at Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-16mm, Wingspan 32-35mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (1.vii.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (21.vii.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (3.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (3.vii.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Tattingstone, Suffolk (13.vii.2010) © Brian Jones
Beccles marshes, Suffolk (27.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman