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Rosy Rustic
Hydraecia micacea

(Esper, 1789) 2361 / 73.123

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats including gardens and weedy places.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 113 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-21mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Low growing plants, Broad-leaved Dock, Ribwort Plantain etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
20/10/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
19/10/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
19/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
18/10/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
18/10/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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