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Large Ear
Amphipoea lucens (Freyer, 1845)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2357 / 73.127
Photo © JB Kemp,  South Uist

Similar Norfolk Species
Saltern Ear
Amphipoea fucosa
Ear Moth
Amphipoea oculea
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Purple Moor-grass and Common Cottongrass.
Nat Status: Local (Migrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
No Confirmed Norfolk records.

Wet acid moorland and marshes.

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

Any records of this species must but accompanied by a voucher specimen.

Verification Grade Comment: No Confirmed Norfolk records.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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