Dark Arches - Apamea monoglypha
Wingspan 45-55 mm. There are frequent melanic specimens, especially in the north.
Occurring in a variety of habitats, especially more grassy areas.
It is on the wing from July to August, with a later second brood in the south. It is readily attracted to light and one of the commoner species in the moth trap in late summer.
The larvae feed on the bases and stems of various grasses.
A common species throughout the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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