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Slender Brindle
Apamea scolopacina

(Esper, 1788) 2335 / 73.160

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva feeding inside the stems and then nocturnally on the blades and flowers of various woodland grass species. In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density in old woodland on sandy and chalky soil where false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) and wood meadow-grass (Poa nemoralis) grow. In Oakers Wood and Powerstock Common, good stocks of wood-rush (Luzula spp.) may account for the relatively high numbers of moths trapped there. It is... Read More

Recorded in 33 (83%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1947.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Woodland 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
30/07/201919SU00 Wimborne
28/07/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
26/07/201919SY98 Wareham
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis

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