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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 15-16mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants and heathers.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records26200448648106
Number of individuals153227371366316
Unique positions166611513229
Unique locations176611713627
Adult records2218439462397
Immature records00812

For the county, we have a total of 1428 records from 363 sites. First recorded in 1883.


2117 Autumnal Rustic 08 Spec2
© Colin Duke All Rights Reserved 2018
2117 Autumnal Rustic 07 Spec1
© Colin Duke All Rights Reserved 2018
2117 Autumnal Rustic 06
© Tony Moverley 16th Sept 2015
2117 Autumnal Rustic 05
© Andy Nunn
2117 Autumnal Rustic 04
© Paul Kipling 4th September 2011
2117 Autumnal Rustic 03 larva
© Charles Fletcher, 5 Apr 2007
2117 Autumnal Rustic 02
© Charles Fletcher, 5 Sep 2005
2117 Autumnal Rustic 01
© Terry Box, 27 Sep 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, but absent from the Wolds and east VC61 (PQW). Locally common in woodland on the edges of moors and heaths but rather occasional elsewhere.

2012 (CHF): The comments from 1989 reflect the current situation exactly.

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