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2353 ~ Flounced Rustic ~ Luperina testacea
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

Sandhill Rustic, Dumeril's Rustic.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

A wide range of grassy places.

Foodplant

The roots and basal stems of grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-June, living inside the roots of the foodplant where it also pupates.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 12th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 17th Aug 2011, Morben ISAF