Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  01/07/2014 - Bawdeswell (male, gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Small Clouded Brindle
Apamea unanimis
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Lesser Common Rustic
Mesapamea didyma

(Esper, 1788) 2343a / 73.170

Norfolk status
Almost identical in appearance to Common Rustic, can only be reliably separated by examination of the genitalia.
Grassland and other grassy areas.

Very dark specimens with almost white stigmata tend to be mostly this species.

Gen. Det. required, please record 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 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1985.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Common Rustic agg. | Rosy Minor >

Determination
Gen. Det. Female - Jon Clifton
Lesser Common Rustic (M) - Foulden 26-07-10 J Wheeler
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
24/08/2023127TG02Hindolveston
14/08/2023128TF92North Elmham
11/08/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
09/08/2023127TG13Hempstead
01/08/2023128TF92North Elmham
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Forewing: 11-16mm.
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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