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2326 ~ Clouded-bordered Brindle ~ Apamea crenata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-44mm.

Confusion species

Clouded Brindle, Scarce Brindle.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Various types of grassland, fens, moorland, woodland rides and gardens.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva at the base of the foodplant. Larva August-April, feeding at first on the flower heads and later on the leaves of the plant. Pupates in a frail cell amongst roots.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 17th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 19th May 2010, Llanfyllin
Pic shows form combusta