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Large Nutmeg
Apamea anceps

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2333 / 73.157

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species restricted mainly to south-east Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on the flowers and immature seeds and later the foliage of various grass species. In Dorset, the moth has declined to the point of extinction with just a handful of resident records in the past ten years, notably from West Blagdon which is in the vicinity of Martin Down. This contrasts markedly with its "local, but locally frequent" (W Parkinson Curtis ms) status nearly fifty years ago.... Read More

Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
29/06/201919ST61 Sherborne
25/06/201929ST61 Sherborne
15/06/201919ST61 Sherborne
31/05/201949ST61 Sherborne

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