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Hedge Rustic
Tholera cespitis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2177 / 73.252
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  28/08/2013

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon and local resident species that is in decline.

Found in a variety of open grassy areas including woodland rides and some gardens.

Overwinters as an egg while adults come to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 57 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2019137SO73 - Ledbury & Eastnor
23/08/2019136SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
11/09/2018+37SO77 - Wyre Forest
06/09/2018340SO49 - Church Stretton
05/09/2018140SO49 - Church Stretton
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