Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2302 (ABH73.102) Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea, (Esper, 1785)

KR09483

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is a sexually dimorphic species, the males having broader and squarer forewings than the female and feathery antennae.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light, males more often than females.

Forewing length: M 16-18mm. F 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): vetches (Vicia spp.), plantains (Plantago spp.), docks (Rumex spp.), Bistort (Persicaria bistorta), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, scrub, grassland and fen areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 127 (47%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 29 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, red, yellow, white, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5