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73.1285 ~ 2360x ~ Ear Moth agg. ~ Amphipoea sp.
UK Status

Resident. Varies

Montgomeryshire Status

Collectively all Ear Moth species are still fairly uncommon, although they do seem to be slightly more common in the lower lying parts of the county. 

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-36mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly wet, marshy and boggy places, slightly dryer areas for the Ear Moth.


Various grasses.

Lifestage data

All overwinter as an egg. Larva April-July. All pupate on the leaf litter or just under the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2011, Llanfyllin