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Hedge Rustic
Tholera cespitis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2177 / 73.252

An uncommon and local resident species that is in decline.

Found in a variety of open grassy areas including woodland rides and some gardens.

Overwinters as an egg while adults come to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 58 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
16/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
11/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
07/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
07/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO45

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