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2360 ~ Ear Moth ~ Amphipoea oculea
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

This species is probably more common than the records suggest, but due to confusion with other Ear Moth species, reliable records are hard to come by.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-34mm.

Confusion species

Large Ear, Crinan Ear.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Found in less damp areas than other species of ear moth, including gardens.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-June. Pupates in an underground cell.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 6th Aug 2013, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen. Det. (DB)