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Common Rustic agg.
Mesapamea secalis agg.
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2343x / 73.1691
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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 11-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:
Norfolk Status
Common Rustic and Lesser Common Rustic are almost identical in appearance and can only be reliably separated by examination of the genitalia.

Undetermined specimens should be recorded as Common Rustic agg.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2020427TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/07/2020128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
01/07/2020128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
01/07/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
01/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
Further info: Mesapamea secalis agg.
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