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Parastichtis suspecta (Hübner, 1817)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2268 / 73.221
Photo © Dave Jones,  06/07/2015 - Stoke Holy Cross

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Lesser Common Rustic
Mesapamea didyma
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Quite variable, there are a number of forms ranging from quite plain to more variegated examples.
Fens, carr, woodland, heathland, scrub.

Recorded in 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
15/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/08/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
31/07/2020+27TG50 - Yarmouth
29/07/2020127TG33 - Bacton
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