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Rosy Rustic
Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2361 / 73.123
Photo © Dave Jones,  07/09/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Butterbur
Hydraecia petasitis
Forewing: 14-21mm.
Season: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Low growing plants, Broad-leaved Dock, Ribwort Plantain etc.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Fairly unmistakable, but with wide variation both in colour and size.
Fens, scrub, heathland, open woodland, grassland, disturbed grass areas and gardens.
Widespread.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
20/10/2019228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/10/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/10/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/10/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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