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2334 ~ Rustic Shoulder-knot ~ Apamea sordens
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common but very local species, recorded in recent times mainly from the far west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-42mm.

Confusion species

Large Nutmeg, Dusky Brocade.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

A range of grassland, farmland, woodland rides, gardens and some urban areas.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva close to the ground. Larva July-March. Pupates in a strong cocoon on or just under the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th May 2008, Commins Coch