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Rosy Rustic
Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2361 / 73.123
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2021

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Hydraecia petasitis
Foodplant:   Broad-leaved Dock, Ribwort Plantain and other plants, mainly herbaceous
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and common across the region, in a wide range of open habitats.

Recorded in 66 (85%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/2022123SP51 - Bletchington, Otmoor, Murcott
29/10/2022124SP63 - Buckingham (W), Stowe, Mixbury
28/10/2022122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
27/10/2022122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
26/10/2022122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
Further info: Hydraecia micacea
 
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