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2333 ~ Large Nutmeg ~ Apamea anceps
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare species recorded only once at Foel in the north of the county in 1985.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-44mm.

Confusion species

Dusky Brocade, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Crescent Striped and Pale Shining Brown.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Mostly dry calcareous grassland.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva close to the ground. Larva August-April, feeding at night and hiding by day in a silken cell. Pupates underground.
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