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Hoplodrina blanda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2382 / 73.097
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species
Hoplodrina octogenaria
Vine's Rustic
Hoplodrina ambigua
Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A common species throughout the region.

Found in many lowland habitats.

Overwinters as a larva and adults come readily to light.

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. Rustic tends to be less contrasty.

Recorded in 107 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
11/09/2019239SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
07/09/2019239SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
06/09/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
05/09/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
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