73.163 [B&F Code: 2322] Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)

 

Notes: Common in a wide range of habitats, including calcareous grassland, woodland rides and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 44-50 mm. Has been compared to Reddish Light Arches A. sublustris, but Light Arches appears lighter and better marked in comparison. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Annual Meadow-grass and other grasses.

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