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Butterbur
Hydraecia petasitis Doubleday, 1847
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2362 / 73.124
Photo © Steve Mills

Similar Norfolk Species
Rosy Rustic
Hydraecia micacea
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Butterbur.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Similar to Rosy Rustic but generally larger and dull brown, never pinkish.
(see photo comparisons)
Locally found in marshy places and river-sides where its foodplant can be found.
Best observed by torch light.

Recorded in 22 (32%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/08/2019127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
26/07/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
18/08/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
17/08/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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