Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Vine's Rustic
Hoplodrina ambigua

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2384 / 73.099

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to south-east England with scattered records elsewhere in England and Wales, the polyphagous larva feeding on a wide range of herbaceous plants. This species was considered to be solely an immigrant in the early part of the last century. From 1940 to the present time the moth has colonised much of south-east England, with numbers declining in cooler summers and increasing in warmer summers. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent with a marked... Read More

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July and August - September
Foodplant:   herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/10/201919SY78 Broadmayne
23/10/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
23/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
21/10/201939SY98 Wareham

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