2329 The Confused Apamea furva ABH 73.165
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Moths Geometridae » Larentiin
Wingspan 34-42 mm.
Phenology July and August.
Description As implied , a difficult species to identify, similar to the obscura form of Dusky Brocade (A. remissa).
It can often be distinguished by its greyer colour, smaller stigmata and the lack of an obvious 'W'-mark in the subterminal line of the forewing.
Life Cycle The larva feed on the roots and stem bases of meadow grass (Poa spp.) and the moths fly mainly in July and August.
Habitat It is a mainly northern insect, being widespread b The species favours rocky coastline locations and limestone hills inland. This specimen Langfield Common Calderdale