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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Unknown as majority undetermined.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug

Forewing: 11-16mm.

Foodplant: Grasses.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded198419991984
Year last recorded201120082011
Number of records798391674
Number of individuals1527453144
Unique positions647142
Unique locations637140
Adult records729391536
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1674 records from 140 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1984.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: This species was separated from the Common Rustic2343 about twenty years ago, and as mentioned above, may only be differentiated with certainty by dissection. This has only been done for two specimens trapped on Portland, and therefore the status of the moth across the county is unknown. The species has a similar life cycle, range and diet to its close relative, and is likely to have an equivalent common and ubiquitous status in the county.

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