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Rustic
Hoplodrina blanda
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Uncertain
Hoplodrina octogenaria

(Brahm, 1791) 2381 / 73.096
=Hoplodrina alsines

A common and widespread species.

Found in most lowland habitats.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come readily to light and to sugar.

Note Uncertain and Rustic are very similar and worn examples will have to be dissected. Uncertain is more tawny and the contrast between the background colour and the colour of the kidney mark and oval mark is greater.

Recorded in 113 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Pale Mottled Willow  |  Uncertain/Rustic agg. >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
06/09/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
26/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
26/08/20195VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
25/08/20192VC40 - ShropshireSJ60

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