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.
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 34 (49%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2020.