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Brown Rustic
Rusina ferruginea (Esper, 1785)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2302 / 73.102
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Forewing: M 16-18mm. F 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Widespread.
Sexually dimorphic species, the male having broader and squarer forewings than the female, and feathery antennae.
Woodland, heathland, scrub, grassland and fen areas.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
24/08/2023128TF91Dereham
01/08/2023127TG13Hempstead
31/07/20235527TG33Ridlington
28/07/2023127TG21Norwich (Catton)
13/07/2023127TG31Upton
13/07/2023128TF63Heacham
13/07/2023227TG23Swafield
13/07/2023427TG13Hempstead
12/07/2023227TG23Swafield
11/07/2023227TG23Swafield
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