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Hoplodrina octogenaria (Brahm, 1791)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2381 / 73.096
Photo © Dave Appleton,  25/06/2016 - North Elmham

Similar Norfolk Species
Hoplodrina blanda
Mottled Rustic
Caradrina morpheus
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
In general, this species is more yellowish-brown, with well-defined cross-lines and reniform stigma, and less 'glossy' in appearance than the very similar 'Rustic'.
May be necessary to refer to the genitalia for confirmation.
Many habitats.
Widespread and common.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2020127TG20 - Norwich
31/05/2020328TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
31/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/05/2020127TG20 - Norwich
30/05/2020227TG20 - Norwich
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