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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.
Nat 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 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
30/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
11/07/2020128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
10/07/2020128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
28/06/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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