Clouded-bordered Brindle - Apamea crenata


Wingspan 36-44 mm. There is a frequent brownish or melanic variant, ab. combusta, in addition to the well-marked typical form.

Identification difficulty

Occupying a variety of habitats.

When to see it

The single generation flies in June and July, sometimes earlier, and is frequent at light.

Life History

The caterpillars feed on various grasses.

UK Status

Commonly occurring throughout most of the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map