|2357 ~ Large Ear ~ Amphipoea lucens|
Resident. Local SW,WC,N
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.
Crinan Ear, Ear Moth and Saltern Ear.
Marshes and wet moorland.
Purple moor-grass and cottongrass.
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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Photo by PRW, 17th Aug 2009, Commins Coch
Photo by DB, 5th Sept 2014, Lake Vyrnwy
Confirmed by gen. det.