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Small Clouded Brindle
Apamea unanimis

(Hübner, 1813) 2331 / 73.159
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Skidby VC 61

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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 130 (65%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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
03/08/2023163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
27/07/2023161TA24 - Hornsea
19/07/2023262NZ30 - Great Smeaton
18/07/2023162SE66 - Strensall
17/07/2023262SE88 - Pickering (E)
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