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Brown Rustic
Rusina ferruginea (Esper, 1785)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2302 / 73.102
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  17/06/2016 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

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Square-spot Rustic
Xestia xanthographa
Forewing: M 16-18mm. F 14-16mm.
Season: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Sexually dimorphic species, the males having broader and squarer forewings than the female, and feathery antennae.
Woodland, heathland, scrub, grassland and fen areas.
Widespread.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/09/2019127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
31/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/07/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
12/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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