Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09829 Saltern Ear Amphipoea fucosa, (Freyer, 1830)

BF2358 (ABH73.126)


General Information

The 'Ear' moths, or Amphipoea species are so alike that it is not usually reliable to distinguish them without genital examination.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): grasses
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Salt-marshes, sand dunes and fens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea
Large Ear Amphipoea lucens
Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata

Larva Type:
Grey, brown, purple, black, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs: