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2357 ~ Large Ear ~ Amphipoea lucens
UK Status

Resident. Local SW,WC,N

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly local and uncommon species that has been recorded from scattered sites on the western side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-36mm.

Confusion species

Crinan Ear, Ear Moth and Saltern Ear.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Marshes and wet moorland.

Foodplant

Purple moor-grass and cottongrass.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva May-July, feeding at first inside the lower stems, later amongst the roots. Pupates amongst the plant litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th Aug 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 5th Sept 2014, Lake Vyrnwy
Confirmed by gen. det.