Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Light Arches
Apamea lithoxylaea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2322 / 73.163
Photo © Paul Holmes, Jun 2007,  Rufforth, York

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Much less common than its congener A. monoglypha (Hufnagel) but still widely recorded and often common in all five vice-counties. This species particularly favours open situations, especially dry grassland as found on the Wolds, for example (PQW pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county. The biggest numbers are recorded in the Spurn area, eg 99 on 25.7.1984, and it is less common on the upper ground than Dark Arches.

Recorded in 157 (79%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2022161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
13/08/2022164SE13 - Bradford
13/08/2022164SE16 - Pateley Bridge
11/08/2022163SK59 - Maltby
07/08/2022661TA17 - Bempton
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