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Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2123 / 73.334
Photo © Andy Law,  Came to actinic light Bicton Shrewsbury 13.9.21

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Foxglove and docks
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A common resident found across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats and frequent in gardens too.

Overwinters as a larva and the adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
29/09/2020139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
22/09/2020236SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
21/09/2020139SJ94 - Consall/Parkhall
21/09/2020236SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
21/09/2020136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
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