Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Keith Kerr,  07/07/2018 - Litcham (garden)

Immature stages

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Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2343 / 73.169

Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Extremely variable species found in fens, grassland, heathland, open woodland, scrub and gardens.

Formerly a single species, this has now been split into a complex of three, giving Lesser Common Rustic and Remm's Rustic (Not found in Norfolk) specific status.

Species cannot be reliably separated without reference to the genitalia.
Please record all unconfirmed specimens as Common Rustic agg.


Map shows only confirmed post 2000 records. (pre 2000 data unconfirmed)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

< Double Lobed | Common Rustic agg. >

Determination
Unusual form - f. struvei Gen. Det. Male - 08-07-2023 - Hindolveston Photo M Nash - Jon Clifton
Common Rustic (male) Upwell 01.08.13 - gen. det. J. Wheeler
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
13/05/2024127TG24Overstrand
08/09/2023127TG02Hindolveston
21/08/2023127TG02Hindolveston
21/08/2023128TF91Dereham
20/08/2023128TF92North Elmham
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
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Forewing: 12-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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