Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: None
Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident. Must be treated as agg, unles
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
|Year first recorded||1929||1930||1926||1886||1940|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||10123||3632||3620||5459||1231|
|Number of individuals||119799||42001||20951||55243||15169|
For the county, we have a total of 24065 records from 996 sites. First recorded in 1886.
2012 (CHF): Please record Common Rustic/Lesser Common Rustic as Common Rustic agg. if using MapMate rather than Mesapamea sp. Despite what some books may suggest, these two species are never separable on wing markings. Be careful with genitalia examination as they can be tricky to separate. The aggregate species is widespread and common all across the county and can appear in huge numbers eg 1010 at Haxby on 10.8.2009.