Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Vine's Rustic
Hoplodrina ambigua

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2384 / 73.099

A common species in the south but becoming more common in the north.

A species of grassland, woodland rides and weedy places.

Overwinters as a larva and adults come regularly to light.

Note Any records of Common Quaker in the autumn are going to be this species. It is also very similar to the Rustic with a lack of contrast between the stigmas and the background colour. It tends to be greyer and more shiny than Rustic and lacks the strong central cross-line. The stigmas are usually larger too.

Recorded in 64 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1962.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July and August - September
Foodplant:   herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
19/10/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
15/10/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO99
11/10/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
29/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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