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Parastichtis suspecta (Hübner, 1817)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2268 / 73.221
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Hendesford Hills, Staffordshire. July 20th 2005.

Similar West Midlands Species
Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Lesser Common Rustic
Mesapamea didyma
Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A local and uncommon resident.

A species of fens, woodland, heaths and moors with birch scrub.

Overwinters as an egg while adults come to light in small numbers.

Recorded in 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/2020140SO58 - Corve Dale/Brown Clee Hill
21/07/2020136SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
15/07/2020136SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
14/07/2020136SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
12/07/2020136SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
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