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Porter's Rustic
Athetis hospes

(Freyer, 1831) 2392a / 73.104
=Proxenus hospes

Norfolk status
Rare immigrant.
A rather drab and easily overlooked species.
The first British record was in 1978 in Cornwall. Larva has not been recorded in Britain, on the continent it has been recorded feeding on various herbaceous plants.

First Norfolk record 24th August 2008 at Salthouse. (Michael Williams, Derbyshire), Colney Pits, Norwich in 2021 (D. Holman, C. Stean) and Eccles in 2023 (N. Bowman)

Several Suffolk records in recent years.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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