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Brown Rustic
Rusina ferruginea (Esper, 1785)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2302 / 73.102
Photo © Beth Roberts,  26/06/2012 - Wendling

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Square-spot Rustic
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Forewing: M 16-18mm. F 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Sexually dimorphic species, the males having broader and squarer forewings than the female, and feathery antennae.
Woodland, heathland, scrub, grassland and fen areas.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/05/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/11/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
19/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/08/2020228TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
11/08/2020127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
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