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Flounced Rustic
Luperina testacea
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Sandhill Rustic
Luperina nickerlii demuthi

Doubleday, 1864 2354 / 73.132
=Luperina nickerlii

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the county in Morley's time. Ssp. demuthi, the subspecies found in Suffolk was not recognised until 1973 and not named until 1995.

Recent Suffolk Status: First county record was recognised in 1998, at Landguard, Felixstowe (P. Kitchener, gen. det. J. Clifton). Very local along the coast from Felixstowe to Aldeburgh. A few records further inland but those sites are not too far from river estuaries.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Flounced rustic lacks the white edged kidney mark, has a broader forewing and a brownish-white hindwing.

Habitat: The dry edges of saltmarshes.

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
05/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/08/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
22/08/2023225TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
22/08/20231525TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Forewing: 15mm
Flight: Late July-late September
Foodplant:   Salt marsh grass rhizomes
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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