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Reddish Light Arches
Apamea sublustris (Esper, 1788)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2323 / 73.164
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Brecks, Norfolk 16/06/15

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Light Arches
Apamea lithoxylaea
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Very similar to Light Arches but generally darker.
Grassland on chalky and limestone soils.
Recorded in Breckland.

Recorded in 28 (38%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2021628TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/06/2021128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
26/06/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
21/06/2021228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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