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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, Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 14-21mm.

Foodplant: Low growing plants, Broad-leaved Dock, Ribwort Plantain etc.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831857188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records7265240915742968953
Number of individuals1732348492804102012302
Unique positions13811613020156
Unique locations14212212920854
Adult records7234236915102832941
Immature records21001

For the county, we have a total of 15169 records from 655 sites. First recorded in 1857.


73.123 Rosy Rustic 04
© Terry Box, 14 Aug 2020
73.123 Rosy Rustic 03
© Andy Nunn
73.123 Rosy Rustic 02 with Butterbur
© Charles Fletcher, 6 Sep 2001
73.123 Rosy Rustic 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a characteristic species of the autumn. It is widespread and often common in weedy places throughout all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county with no recent changes in numbers or range. Good numbers can occur at some sites eg 93 at Bishop Monkton on 5/9/2005.

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