Clouded Brindle - Apamea epomidion
Wingspan 40 to 46 mm. A variable moth that is similar to Clouded-bordered Brindle but the markings are usually more distinct.
A mainly woodland species.
There is just one brood, flying in May to July. The species frequently visits sugar, less frequently light.
The overwintering larva feeds on a range of grasses.
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.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).
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