2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata ABH 73.156
(Hufnagel, 1766)

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Wingspan 36-44 mm.

Phenology The single generation flies in June and July, sometimes earlier, and is frequent at light.

Description Commonly occurring throughout most of the British Isles, occupying a variety of habitats, there is a frequent brownish or melanic variant, ab. combusta, which is a brownish melanic in addition to the well-marked typical form.

The common form could be confused with pale forms of Clouded Brindle A. epomidion, while the reddish brown f. combusta may be misidentified as the rare immigrant Scarce Brindle A. lateritia.


LArva Foodplants The caterpillars feed on various grasses.

Habitat Common in grassland, fens, moorland, woodland rides and gardens throughout the British Isles.