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Dotted Rustic
Rhyacia simulans

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2105 / 73.339

A rare resident in fluctuating numbers.

A species of open countryside with hedges and open woodland. Also larger gardens.

Probably overwinters as a larva but larva is not known in the wild. Adults come to light and to sugar and also visit flowers.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 34 (24%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Unknown in the wild
Nat 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
20/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
15/07/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
29/06/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
01/09/20182VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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