Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2105 (ABH73.339) Dotted Rustic Rhyacia simulans, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR10139

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dotted Rustic
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

The wild larval stages of this species are not well known.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-21mm.
Flying: One generation, late June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Open woodland, gardens, hedgerows and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 27 September

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Stout Dart Spaelotis ravida

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