Clouded Brindle - Apamea epomidion

    Description

    Wingspan 40 to 46 mm. A variable moth that is similar to Clouded-bordered Brindle but the markings are usually more distinct.

    Habitat

    A mainly woodland species.

    When to see it

    There is just one brood, flying in May to July.  The species frequently visits sugar, less frequently light.

    Life History

    The overwintering larva feeds on a range of grasses.

    UK Status

    Scattered distribution over much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

    Reference
    73.155 BF2327

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map