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Dotted Rustic
Rhyacia simulans (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2105 / 73.339
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Unknown in the wild
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare resident in fluctuating numbers.

A species of open countryside with hedges and open woodland. Also larger gardens.

Probably overwinters as a larva but larva is not known in the wild. Adults come to light and to sugar and also visit flowers.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 36 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2022137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
29/09/2020140SJ30 - Minsterley/Snailbeach
07/09/2020137SP06 - Redditch
07/06/2020136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
20/09/2019136SO44 - Stretton Sugwas, Wellington
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