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Mottled Rustic
Caradrina morpheus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2387 / 73.092
Photo © Chris Knott,  In through lighted window; Great Ellingham; 09 June 2016; gen.det. J. Clifton

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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Always shows a distinctly large and dark reniform stigma, and is fairly broad-winged.
Many habitats.
Widespread and common.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
15/05/2022127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
14/05/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/05/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
14/05/2022127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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