Dark Arches - Apamea monoglypha


Wingspan 45-55 mm. There are frequent melanic specimens, especially in the north.

Identification difficulty

Occurring in a variety of habitats, especially more grassy areas.

When to see it

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.

Life History

The larvae feed on the bases and stems of various grasses.

UK Status

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.

VC55 Status

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

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

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