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Flounced Rustic
Luperina testacea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2353 / 73.131

Davey, P., 2009: A common grassland species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of grasses. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common to abundant especially on unimproved grassland. "As a list of localities would be a county gazetteer, I will confine myself to expressing the opinion that there is no place, where the larva can find food, that the insect does not occur. It is immensely abundant, and my two friends, H Andrewes and A... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Dumeril's Rustic | Large Wainscot >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/201919SY98 Wareham
20/10/201919SY98 Wareham
19/10/201919SY98 Wareham
18/10/201939SY98 Wareham
17/10/201939SY98 Wareham

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