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Large Nutmeg
Apamea anceps

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2333 / 73.157
Photo © Dave Williamson, 27 May 2011,  Woodmancote, Gloucestershire

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local species in northern England. The Yorkshire headquarters of this species is at Spurn (VC61) but there are occasional inland reports.

Beaumont, 2002: VC61. Spurn, 1990, none since (BRS); Withernsea, 19.6.1996 (M-CF).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last record 1996; regular at Spurn in the 1970s and 80s and occasional at other sites, this species now seems to be extinct in the county. Populations further south are doing well and it might yet reappear.

Recorded in 29 (15%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Clouded-bordered Brindle  |  Rustic Shoulder-knot >
Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2022162SE55 - York (N/W)
17/06/2022+63SE60 - Hatfield
10/06/2022161TA02 - Hessle
23/05/2022161TA14 - Brandesburton
22/05/2022161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
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