Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Amphipoea lucens Freyer, 1845
Large Ear

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.127

Commonly found in wet acid moorland, although many have been trapped on the machair, from August to September. A very variable species and can only be reliably identified by examination of the genitalia.

Various grass species, especially Purple Moor-grass Molinea caerulea are used by the larvae

Amphipoea lucens
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