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Mottled Rustic
Caradrina morpheus

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2387 / 73.092

A common resident across the region.

Found in many habitats.

Overwinters as a full-grown larva. Adults come readily to light.

Note can be confused with a number of species but the blurred kidney mark and oval mark are distinctive.

Recorded in 110 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
18/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
06/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
29/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
15/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51

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