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Hoplodrina blanda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2382 / 73.097
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  04/07/2015 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Hoplodrina octogenaria
Vine's Rustic
Hoplodrina ambigua
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Very similar to The Uncertain.
Rustic is more variable in colour and usually greyer.
May be necessary to refer to the genitalia for confirmation.
Many habitats.
Widespread and common.

Recorded in 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2019128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
07/09/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/09/2019128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
29/08/2019628TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
29/08/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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