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Crescent Striped
Apamea oblonga

(Haworth, 1809) 2325 / 73.161
Photo © John William Cooper,  Kilnsea, Spurn, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now quite well established in south-east Yorkshire, and probably found along much of the Humber shore (Sutton & Spence, 1974a). There have been a few sporadic records from elsewhere in the County.

Beaumont, 2002: An extraordinary run of records since 1997 from two inland localities in VC63 at West Melton and Wintersett Country Park, of this predominantly estuarine moth, suggests (perhaps temporary) resident populations.

2012 (CHF): Numbers have declined at its Spurn stronghold since the 1990s though there was an encouraging increase to 40 records in 2011. It is still recorded infrequently at West Melton and Wintersett but not as commonly as ten years ago.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (8%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Slender Brindle  |  Dark Arches >
Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2022161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
22/07/2022761TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
12/07/2022461TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
11/07/2022261TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
10/07/2022361TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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