Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: M 16-18mm. F 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831966188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records263438125332110
Number of individuals1956512271082506
Unique positions47105749429
Unique locations4591729628
Adult records252426106317104
Immature records02001

For the county, we have a total of 1268 records from 332 sites. First recorded in 1883.


73.102 Brown Rustic 02
© Andy Nunn
73.102 Brown Rustic 01
© Charles Fletcher, 7 Jun 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously only recorded from lowland sites. This species has now been taken much more widely in the County.

2012 (CHF): Fairly well distributed in a variety of habitats but numbers seem to have declined a little in recent years. Uncommon in VC63, particularly in the west. It can be locally common in wooded areas in the north of the county eg 46 at Foxglove Covert on 11.6.2004.

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