|2343 ~ Common Rustic ~ Mesapamea secalis|
Probably very common, but due to similarity with the Lesser Common Rustic there is much confusion in separating these two species. Genitalia examination is required.
Wingspan : M & F, 31-36mm.
Lesser Common Rustic.
A range of grassy places, woodland and gardens.
Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-May, feeding inside the stem. Pupates in a cocoon underground.
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