Crescent Striped Apamea oblonga: Distribution map

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Crescent Striped Apamea oblonga

(Haworth, 1809)


Wingspan 42-50 mm.

Mainly a species of salt-marshes, estuaries and similar coastal habitats, this moth occurs along the south and east coasts sporadically from the Isle of Wight to Humberside, and in a few scattered locations in the west.

The moths are on the wing from June until August, and can be attracted to light.

The larval foodplant is mainly saltmarsh-grass (Puccinellia spp.), especially the bases of the stems and roots.
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