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Suspected
Parastichtis suspecta (Hübner, 1817)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2268 / 73.221
Photo © CLIVE IRELAND,  Minsmere Suffolk 27July2017

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Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Lesser Common Rustic
Mesapamea didyma
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: Extremely local with us, and before 1890 found only ''near Ipswich (Harwood),'' which was surely at Bentley Woods where it was common on sugar in early August of 1894-5 (Mly, Baylis) and 1896 (Hkg). One at Belstead in 1901 (Gibbs).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local, mainly along the coast and in the Breck.

Life history: Single-brooded. Recorded into September in Suffolk.

Identification: Common and Lesser Common rustic are similar but have a rounded wing tip and a narrow kidney mark.

Habitat: Woodland, heathland, Carr woodland.

Recorded in 38 (66%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
16/07/2023125TG40Belton/Burgh Castle
15/06/2023125TM23Felixstowe/Landguard Point
29/07/2022125TM49Somerleyton/Beccles
23/07/2022126TM04Hadleigh
19/07/2022126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
19/07/2022125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
12/07/2022126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
02/07/2022125TM58Carlton Colville/Kessingland
30/08/2021126TL77Mildenhall
11/08/2021126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
Further info: Parastichtis suspecta
 
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