Noctuidae : Amphipyrinae
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Mouse Moth
Amphipyra tragopoginis

(Clerck, 1759) 2299 / 73.064
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Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequent to common in all five vice-counties. This species is known for its habit of congregating in crevices in buildings and old trees and scuttling away rather than flying when disturbed, hence the English name.

2012 (CHF): Widely distributed across the county in good numbers but records may have declined a little recently. The biggest catches have usually been from Spurn but it is not as common there as it was 20-30 years ago.

Recorded in 156 (78%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1806.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Copper Underwing agg.  |  Sprawler >
Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Mainly herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/10/2022164SE34 - Harewood
04/10/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
03/10/2022163SE72 - Goole
26/09/2022162NZ62 - Redcar / Saltburn-by-the-Sea
25/09/2022162SE68 - Helmsley
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