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2343x ~ Common Rustic agg. ~ Mesapamea sp.
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Both the Common Rustic and the Lesser Common Rustic are fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

A range of grassy places, woodland and gardens.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 26th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 8th Aug 2010, Commins Coch