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Stout Dart
Spaelotis ravida ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2113 / 73.349
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  VC32 15/07/84

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Dotted Rustic
Rhyacia simulans
Forewing: 18-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Dandelion, sow-thistles and docks.
Red List: Critically Endangered (CR)
GB status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4

A very rare species. Now said to be on the verge of extinction in the UK. No post-2000 records. Last Staffordshire record 1989, last Herefordshire 1985, last Shropshire 1975 and last Worcestershire 1974.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 1989.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
1989139SJ90 - Fordhouses/Wolverhampton
23/08/1985136SO44 - Stretton Sugwas, Wellington
28/07/1984139SJ80 - Chillington
28/07/1984+39SJ80 - Chillington
1984+39SJ80 - Chillington
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