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Rustic Shoulder-knot
Apamea sordens (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2334 / 73.158
Photo © Sue Pennell,  10/05/2017 - Beachamwell

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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Recognised by the black 'shoulder-knot', a streak at the base of the forewing.
Grassland, woodland, scrub, heathalnd, fens and gardens.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2020227TG24 - Cromer
13/08/2020227TG24 - Cromer
13/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
17/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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