Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Ear Moth
Amphipoea oculea
Large Ear
Amphipoea lucens
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Saltern Ear
Amphipoea fucosa

(Tutt, 1888) 2358 / 73.126

Norfolk status
Local, most likely of the two Norfolk Ear Moth species to be found in coastal areas, salt-marshes, sand-dunes and fens.
Often paler than Ear Moth, with slightly longer wings and narrow, often whitish stigmata.

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 36 (49%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Identification of Common and Saltern Ear via the pinch method - Jon Clifton
Saltern Ear (m) - Dersingham Bog 15-7-11 - J Wheeler s1114
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
23/08/2023127TG42Eccles
23/08/2023128TF64Holme
22/08/2023227TG42Eccles
21/08/2023127TG42Eccles
20/08/2023127TG42Eccles
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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