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Brown Rustic
Rusina ferruginea (Esper, 1785)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2302 / 73.102
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  13/06/2020 - Peddars Way/Forestry Ride

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Square-spot Rustic
Xestia xanthographa
Forewing: M 16-18mm. F 14-16mm.
Flight: 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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2020327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/07/2020227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
02/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/07/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
01/07/2020128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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