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73.165 ~ 2329s1 ~ Confused ~ Apamea furva
UK Status

Resident. Local N,W,S.

Montgomeryshire Status

A locally scarce species, with scattered records mainly coming from the southern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-42mm.

Confusion species

Dusky Brocade, Crescent Striped and the Nutmeg.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mountains moorland, rocky coasts and sand dunes.


The roots and stems of grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva underground. Larva September-June, feeding at night. Pupates in the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by RB, 14th Aug 2011, Llwynderw