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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug

Forewing: 15-17mm.

Foodplant: Hedge Bedstraw, Ribwort Plantain, Bramble, Bluebell.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831857184718831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records245713688181981410
Number of individuals37295625182594622662
Unique positions11710312818050
Unique locations11710612718346
Adult records242913367691913405
Immature records32000

For the county, we have a total of 7034 records from 579 sites. First recorded in 1847.


73.358 Six-striped Rustic 02
© Andy Nunn
73.358 Six-striped Rustic 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Apparently a species of fairly open situations (though not arable sites, PQW). Also quite often recorded in suburban areas, which probably resemble lightly wooded, parkland habitats. Quite frequently recorded in all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): This species is fairly common and widespread across the county in a variety of habitats. Numbers and distribution are stable.

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