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Photo © Dave Appleton,  14/07/2015 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

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Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2343 / 73.169
Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Extremely variable species found in fens, grassland, heathland, open woodland, scrub and gardens.

Formerly a single species, this has now been split into a complex of three, giving Lesser Common Rustic and Remm's Rustic (Not found in Norfolk) specific status.

Species cannot be reliably separated without reference to the genitalia.
Please record all 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 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1956.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

< Double Lobed  |  Common Rustic agg. >

Determination
Common Rustic (male) Upwell 01.08.13 - gen. det. J. Wheeler
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2019528TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
07/08/2019127TM28 - Harleston
07/08/2019127TM28 - Harleston
02/08/2019327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
30/07/2019327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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Forewing: 12-16mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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