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Rustic Shoulder-knot
Apamea sordens

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2334 / 73.158

Davey, P., 2009: A species of grassland, more frequent in the east of Britain that the west, the larva feeding on various soft-bladed grass species. In Dorset, the moth is common on undercliff grassland on Portland and locally frequent on unimproved grassland on chalky soils throughout. The moth is also frequent in garden habitat in Poole. In all these situations the host plants are likely to be common couch (Elytrigia repens) and cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata). Elsewhere, the moth is rare... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
23/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
18/06/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
15/06/201919SY89 Bere Regis
15/06/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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