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 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.