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73.160 (BF2335)

Slender Brindle   

Apamea scolopacina
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.



Recording Method.

Attracted to light, also comes to sugar and flowers.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a larva during August to May, with pupation in an underground cocoon.

Larval foodplants

Woodland grasses, including False Brome, Wood Meadow-grass, Wood Melick and wood-rushes.


Mainly woodland that has grassy rides and clear areas.


The Slender Brindle was first trapped at Castle Loch, Lochmaben (VC72) on 29th July 1995. Further records from the same locality came in 1999, 2005 and 2006.

From 1997 to 2000 it was trapped regularly in Cally Woods (VC73) and also at Old Torr area, 2009 and 2010.

Of the fifty-five records, only one has been trapped in Wigtownshire, at Forest Moor on 30th July 2006, the rest of the records have come from widely scattered sites in Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire.

290 record(s) from 35 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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