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Large Nutmeg
Apamea anceps ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2333 / 73.157
Photo © John Thacker,  Harwell 6.6.19 (Scale mm)

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Pale Shining Brown
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Apamea oblonga
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Widespread and common across the region, in a range of open grassy places including arable field margins, and especially numerous on calcareous soils.

Recorded in 69 (88%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2022122SU56 - Thatcham / Aldermaston
09/07/2022223SP51 - Bletchington, Otmoor, Murcott
09/07/2022+24SP90 - Chesham, Cholesbury
03/07/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
02/07/2022123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
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