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Light Feathered Rustic
Agrotis cinerea

[Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 2084 / 73.316

Morley's Final Catalogue: Mr. Burton added this species to our list: it flew to light at Mildenhall in 1934 and May 1936. Capt. Smith, also, has found it at Barton Mills; and South records it from our County.

Recent Suffolk Status: A sole recent record from Minsmere on 8 May 2008 (R. Harvey) was presumably an immigrant or wanderer from the Kentish populations.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Compare with the Turnip and other Agrotis species.

Habitat: Coastal habitats, particularly vegetated shingle.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2008.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/05/2008125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
May 1936+26TL77 - Mildenhall
1934+26TL77 - Mildenhall
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Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme, other low-growing plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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