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Saltern Ear
Amphipoea fucosa
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Ear Moth
Amphipoea oculea

(Linnaeus, 1761) 73.128/2360
Norfolk status
Most likely of the 'Ears' to be found inland.
Less restricted to damp habitats, found on grassland, heathland, fens, scrub.

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

Please see info below - Identification of the Ear Moth (Amphipoea oculea) and Saltern Ear (A. lucens) via the pinch method. (J. Clifton)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Identification of Common and Saltern Ear via the pinch method - Jon Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
16/08/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
08/08/2018128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
08/08/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
07/08/2018328TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Season: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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