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Small Rufous
Coenobia rufa

(Haworth, 1809) 2379 / 73.142

An uncommon resident.

A species of fens, marshes, bogs, damp pasture.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults fly just before dusk, coming to light later.

Recorded in 59 (42%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Rushes
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
12/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
11/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/08/202212VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48

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