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Rosy Rustic
Hydraecia micacea
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Butterbur
Hydraecia petasitis

Doubleday, 1847 2362 / 73.124

A rare species not seen since before 1999. Just one 1900 record for Staffordshire.

A species of river banks, ditches, damp field margins where the foodplant grows.

Overwinters as an egg while adults have been attracted to light placed close to stands of the foodplant.

Note easily confused with the commoner Rosy Rustic but it has a broader brown not pinkish wing and can be up to twice the size.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Butterbur
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/2016+VC40 - ShropshireSO68
31/08/19981VC40 - ShropshireSO37
1970+VC40 - ShropshireSO79
1969+VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
19001VC39 - StaffordshireSK04

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