Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Mottled Rustic
Caradrina morpheus

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2387 / 73.092

Morley's Final Catalogue: Both are sufficiently frequent at light everywhere: Ipswich, Monks Soham, Gorleston (referring also to Uncertain).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Late records into November in recent times. Larvae have been found after dark in the autumn feeding on Orache seedheads in the county.

Identification: Differs from the Rustic and the Uncertain as it has dark spots on the forewings, darker than the ground colour and it is normally smaller.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 57 (98%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/10/2023125TM28 - Mendham
09/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
08/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
16/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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