|73.155 ~ 2327 ~ Clouded Brindle ~ Apamea epomidion|
Resident. Common S,C,(N).
This is a species which seems to have become more common in recent years. It was recorded in low numbers up to 1989 then wasn't seen again until 2005. Since then it has been seen in most years with numbers steadly increasing.
Wingspan : M & F, 40-46mm.
Broadleaved woodland and long established scrub, also found in some gardens and parkland.
Overwinters as a larva, probably close to the ground. Larva Aug-early March, feeding at night. Pupates in a cocoon on the soil.
Photo by PRW, 9th July 2010, Commins Coch
Photo by PRW, 21st June 2011, Commins Coch