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Brown Rustic
Rusina ferruginea

(Esper, 1785) 2302 / 73.102

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth ranges from locally common in deciduous woodland, to rare in tree-less habitat; it seems to have no geological preference.

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Treble Lines  |  Porter's Rustic >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/201919SY98 Wareham
15/07/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
14/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
10/07/201929SY98 Wareham
04/07/201959SY98 Wareham

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