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2343a ~ Lesser Common Rustic ~ Mesapamea didyma
UK Status

Resident. Common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-32mm.

This is probably a very common species, but due to confusion with the Common Rustic there is a great deal of uncertainty amongst recorders.

Confusion species

Common Rustic.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A range of grassy places, woodland and gardens.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-May, feeding inside the stem. Pupates in a cocoon underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 18th Aug 2006, Commins Coch