Family: Noctuidae Sub-family: Amphipyrinae
2360x * Ear Moth agg. * Amphipoea oculea agg.The 'Ear' moths, Amphipoea species require genitalia examination to reliably separate so are usually recorded and mapped as Ear Moth agg.
Flight time: July-September
Acidic moors, marshy ground, damp fields. Saltern Ear and Crinan Ear also in dunes. Ear Moth tolerates dryer ground; woodland rides, gardens.
Larvae of Ear Moth, Saltern Ear and Large Ear feed on various grasses, larvae of Crinan Ear possibly feed on Yellow Iris
Ear Moth agg, Amphipoea oculea agg
Ballingeary and Ballylickey, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010, July and September 2011