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Similar West Midlands Species
Uncertain
Hoplodrina octogenaria
Vine's Rustic
Hoplodrina ambigua
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Rustic
Hoplodrina blanda

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2382 / 73.097

A common species throughout the region.

Found in many lowland habitats.

Overwinters as a larva and adults come readily to light.

Note Uncertain and Rustic are very similar and worn examples will have to be dissected. Uncertain is more tawny and the contrast between the background colour and the colour of the kidney mark and oval mark is greater. Rustic tends to be less contrasty.

Recorded in 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ72
31/08/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO63
27/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO99
26/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
23/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94

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