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Dotted Rustic
Rhyacia simulans

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2105 / 73.339

A rare resident in fluctuating numbers.

A species of open countryside with hedges and open woodland. Also larger gardens.

Probably overwinters as a larva but larva is not known in the wild. Adults come to light and to sugar and also visit flowers.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 36 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Unknown in the wild
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
29/09/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ30
29/09/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ30
07/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
07/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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