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Sandhill Rustic
Luperina nickerlii demuthi
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Flounced Rustic
Luperina testacea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2353 / 73.131

Morley's Final Catalogue: So prevalent at light as to be a pest from Ipswich to Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Abundant.

Life history: Single-brooded. Records from July to October in Suffolk.

Identification: The very similar Sandhill rustic is mainly a coastal species in the county but does wander inland occasionally. Main features to look for in that species are the white-edged kidney mark and a pure white hindwing. It also has a slightly narrower forewing.

Habitat: A wide range of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
11/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
10/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
02/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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