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2327 ~ Clouded Brindle ~ Apamea epomidion
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

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.

Confusion species

Clouded-bordered Brindle.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and long established scrub, also found in some gardens and parkland.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva, probably close to the ground. Larva Aug-early March, feeding at night. Pupates in a cocoon on the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 9th July 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 21st June 2011, Commins Coch