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Light Feathered Rustic
Agrotis cinerea

[Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 2084 / 73.316

A rare resident of limestone grassland in the north of Staffordshire. However, it does wander from this habitat.

Overwinters as a full-grown larva and adults are attracted to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1865.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: One or two generations. May - June
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme, other low-growing plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/05/20141VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
12/06/20133VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
12/06/20131VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
08/06/20102VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
08/06/20101VC39 - StaffordshireSK05

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