EAR MOTH Amphipoea oculea                 UK BAP (Research only) species 
Fairly common in the northeast and probably under recorded in the rest of the County.
Rosie merely says that it comes to light in September and there are only six Rothamsted records all from Reay
Image of adult on thistle © Jane Erridge
Scottish Status: Widespread but most frequent on sandy coasts - stable. UK Status: Common
UK distribution has increased significantly since 1970s (cf:  Atlas of Britain & Ireland's Larger Moths)
First and last flight dates recorded in Caithness: 6th August to 23rd September. One late record 9th October

MAP: black dots last record pre 2000  blue dots last record 2000 to 2009  red dots last record 2010 to 2019



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