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Photo © Dave Appleton,  18/07/2015 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

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Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Small Clouded Brindle
Apamea unanimis

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Lesser Common Rustic
Mesapamea didyma

(Esper, 1788) 2343a / 73.170
Norfolk status
Almost identical in appearance to Common Rustic, can only be reliably separated by examination of the genitalia.
Grassland and other grassy areas.
Probably under-recorded.

Very dark specimens with almost white stigmata tend to be mostly this species.

Gen. Det. required, please record unconfirmed specimens as Common Rustic agg.


Map shows only confirmed post 2000 records. (pre 2000 data unconfirmed)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 40 (58%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1985.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

< Common Rustic agg.  |  Rosy Minor >

Determination
Lesser Common Rustic (M) - Foulden 26-07-10 J Wheeler
Gen. Det. Female - Jon Clifton
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/20191227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
08/08/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
07/08/2019127TM28 - Harleston
01/08/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
23/07/2019127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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Forewing: 11-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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