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Light Feathered Rustic
Agrotis cinerea [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2084 / 73.316
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  Dungeness, 16/05/21

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: One or two generations. May-June.
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme, other low-growing plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Status
Uncertain. Rare vagrant.
Very variable moth.
Calcareous soils, sea-cliffs, shingle beaches, mountain hillsides, quarries.
Distributed mainly in the south of England and the Welsh hills.

Unconfirmed records from 1961, 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2001.
Please keep specimens for confirmation!

Verification Grade Comment: No confirmed Norfolk records.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1962.
Last Recorded in 1962.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
1962+27TG31Bure Marshes NNR
1962+27TG31Bure Marshes NNR
1962+27TG31Ranworth
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