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Hoplodrina octogenaria (Brahm, 1791)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2381 / 73.096
Photo © Lee Gregory,  20/06/2012 - Thetford.

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Hoplodrina blanda
Mottled Rustic
Caradrina morpheus
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Widespread and common.
The Uncertain and Rustic pair are hard to separate.

In general, this species is more yellowish-brown, with well-defined cross-lines and reniform stigma, and less glossy in appearance than the very similar Rustic. Many habitats.

It my be necessary to refer to the genitalia for confirmation.

Please record as the Uncertain/Rustic agg. if uncertain.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 10 Records
08/07/20241328TM09Great Ellingham
07/07/2024228TF92Great Ryburgh
07/07/2024627TG30Blofield / Lingwood
07/07/2024328TL99Rockland St Peter
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