Reddish Light Arches Apamea sublustris
Reddish Light Arches Apamea sublustris
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Reddish Light Arches Apamea sublustris

(Esper, 1788)


Wingspan 42-48 mm.

Resembling a pale version of Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata) or a darker Light Arches (A. lithoxylaea), this species flies in June and July.

It is distributed mostly in the southern half of England with a few scattered occurrences further north.

The early stages are incompletely known, but the larva is said to feed on the roots of grasses.
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