Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.157 [B&F: 2333] Large Nutmeg (Apamea anceps) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Local in calcareous grassland, farmland, gardens and woodland edges throughout England, mainly in the south-east, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire the species has shown a marked decrease in recent years and there are now only scattered records from the county; very rarely recorded on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-44 mm. Fairly distinctive, with light ochreous forewing often longer and narrower than in other Apamea species; reniform and orbicular stigmata rounded, slightly paler than ground colour; pale cross-lines extremely weak; and a row of narrow blackish crescent marks along termen (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on the flowers and seeds of various grasses, including Cock's-foot and Common Couch, and of cereal crops.

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