Dusky Brocade - Apamea remissa


Wingspan 36-42 mm. Two main forms of this species occur regularly, though others have been described. The dull, poorly-marked form obscura is the commonest and resembles a number of other species, most notably 'The Confused'. The typical form is better marked and can resemble the 'Pale-shouldered Brocade'.

Identification difficulty

It frequents woodland, dry pastures, marshes and a range of other habitats.

When to see it

Flies in June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed on a number of different grasses, including Reed Canary-grass.

UK Status

A common species throughout much of Britain. 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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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