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Northern Rustic
Standfussiana lucernea

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2104 / 73.341

Davey, P., 2009: A local montaine and rocky coast species restricted to northern and western districts of Britain plus a few localities along the south coast of England, the larva feeding on various grasses and herbaceous plants including harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), saxifrage (Saxifraga spp.) and stonecrop (Sedum spp.). In Dorset, the moth is confined to the Purbeck coast and Portland where it is rarely recorded. It has a protracted flight period, and may be seen at... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (25%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/07/201919SY87 Lulworth coast
25/06/201919SY78 Broadmayne
21/06/201529SY66 Portland Bill
20/06/201519SY66 Portland Bill
28/07/201219SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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