Rustic Shoulder-knot - Apamea sordens
Wingspan 34-42 mm. A variable moth but often a relatively dull brownish colour, sometimes pinker. It it can usually be recognised by the black 'shoulder-knot', a streak at the base of the forewing.
Frequenting meadows, fields and other grassy places.
Flies in May and June.
The caterpillars feed through the winter on various grasses such as Cock's-foot.
Common throughout most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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