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Ear Moth
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Saltern Ear
Amphipoea fucosa

(Tutt, 1888) 73.126/2358
Norfolk status
Common, and most likely of the 'Ears' in coastal areas.
Often paler than other 'Ears', with slightly longer wings and narrow, often whitish stigmata.
Salt-marshes, sand-dunes, fens.

The 'Ear' moths, or Amphipoea species are so alike that it is not usually reliable to distinguish them without referring to their genitalic structure.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
Saltern Ear (m) - Dersingham Bog 15-7-11 - J Wheeler s1114
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
21/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/08/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/07/2018227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Season: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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