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Parastichtis suspecta (H?bner, 1817)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2268 / 73.221
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Stoke Common 2018

Similar Upper Thames Species
Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Lesser Common Rustic
Mesapamea didyma
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Quite widespread and locally frequent in the south of the region, in woodland and on heathland. Much more local and thinly scattered elsewhere, and in some cases probably vagrant.

Recorded in 37 (47%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2022122SU97 - Slough (S), Windsor
19/07/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
10/07/2022122SU97 - Slough (S), Windsor
08/07/2022122SU49 - Marcham / Abingdon (W)
08/07/20221122SU97 - Slough (S), Windsor
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