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Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
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Photo © Matthew Casey,  12/08/2017 - Hethersett

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Forewing: 12-16mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Foxglove and docks.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Widespread.

Can occur almost anywhere but most common in wet woodland, fens, marshes, heathland and scrub.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/2022127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/05/2022927TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/05/2022127TM18 - Diss
16/05/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/05/2022227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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