|2343a ~ Lesser Common Rustic ~ Mesapamea didyma|
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.
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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Photo by PRW, 18th Aug 2006, Commins Coch