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Small Clouded Brindle
Apamea unanimis

(Hübner, 1813) 2331 / 73.159
Photo © Tony Moverley, 3 Jun 2018,  Settle, North Yorkshire VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded quite widely in vice-counties 61 to 64. There seems to be no reason why it should not occur similarly in VC65 if searched for, although it is rare in the west of VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986). In VC61 and east VC62 it is reported to often be common, especially as larvae, on low, damp ground (PQW).

Argus 47, 2001-2004: VC65. High Batts, 6.7.1983 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread across the county, usually in damp grassy places. The biggest numbers come from VC61. This moth looks very like some forms of Common/Lesser Common Rustic but flies much earlier. A fresh Common Rustic in June is likely to be Small Clouded Brindle and conversely a fresh Small Clouded Brindle in August is likely to be Common/Lesser Common Rustic.

Recorded in 127 (64%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2022163SE23 - Horsforth / Headingly / Pudsey
03/08/2022162SE39 - Northallerton
30/07/2022164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
28/07/2022162NZ30 - Great Smeaton
22/07/2022163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
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