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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Abundant and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18761883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records7228171415531672586
Number of individuals231833721414564581426
Unique positions1509013814025
Unique locations1548413214123
Adult records7182169714941591583
Immature records01000

For the county, we have a total of 12753 records from 534 sites. First recorded in 1876.


73.092 Mottled Rustic 03
© Andy Nunn
73.092 Mottled Rustic 02
© Derek Parkinson
73.092 Mottled Rustic 01
© Ian Marshall, 25 June 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Possibly more common than formerly. Now recorded commonly from all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Present in good numbers all across the county but much less common in upland areas. The markings are similar to Uncertain and Rustic but the Orbicular and reniform stigmata do not have pale outlines.

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