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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.

Recorded in 30 (43%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2017.

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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
16/08/2017+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
August 2017+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/07/2017+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
07/07/2017127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
July 2017+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Season: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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