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73.339 [B&F: 2105] Dotted Rustic (Rhyacia simulans) (Hufnagel, 1766)


Local in gardens, hedgerows, woodland, moorland and mountains, discontinuously across much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very occasionally recorded when the species is doing well nationally. Wingspan 45-60 mm. The most likely confusion species is Northern Rustic Standfussiana lucernea, which see for differences. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants and grasses.

Flightime guide

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Chale Green (SZ47)14-Jul-1994oneColenutt, SAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)18-Jul-1994oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Hiltingbury (SU42)23-Jun-1945oneGoater, BAdult
Ashurst (SU31)1976-Craik, JCA-
Ashurst (SU31)1976-Anon-
Hayling island (SZ79)1980-Walters, JAdult
Winchester (SU42)1980-Anon-
Winchester (SU42)02-Sep-1980oneSterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU43)27-Jul-1981oneSterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU42)1982-Anon-
Winchester (SU42)14-Jul-1982oneShearer, I; Wells, J; Convey, PAdult
Winchester (SU43)18-Jul-1984oneSterling, DHAdult
Brockenhurst (SU20)13-Aug-1985oneChainey, JAdult
Winchester (SU43)01-Jul-1986-Sterling, DHAdult
Denny Wood, NF (SU30)16-Aug-1986-Anon-
Hayling Island (SZ79)01-Sep-1986oneWalters, JAdult
Sparsholt (SU43)1987-Dobson, AHAdult
Winchester (SU43)01-Jul-1987-Sterling, DHAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)27-Jul-1987oneWalters, J; Durnell, PRAdult
Ringwood (SU10)11-Sep-1987oneClarke, JHAdult
Sandy Point, Hayling (SZ79)14-Jul-1995oneSewell, PIVAdult
Sandy Point, Hayling (SZ79)14-Aug-1998oneSewell, PIVAdult
Ashhurst (SU31)11-Aug-2003oneGodfrey, KAdult
Ashhurst (SU31)12-Aug-2003oneGodfrey, KAdult
Ashhurst (SU31)20-Aug-2004oneGodfrey, KAdult
Hayling Island (SZ79)19-Jul-2006oneSpraggs, GSAAdult
Bishops Waltham (SU51)07-Jul-2007oneIngram, SAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Ashford Hill Woods and Meadows (SU56)1979-NCC -
Burghclere (SU46)09-Sep-1985oneEastwick-Field, GGAdult
Cholderton Lodge (SU24)25-Jul-1986oneEdmunds, HAdult
Cholderton Lodge (SU24)16-Sep-1986oneEdmunds, HAdult
Cholderton Lodge (SU24)28-Sep-1986oneEdmunds, HAdult
Cholderton Lodge (SU24)01-Jul-1987twoEdmunds, HAdult
North Waltham (SU54)27-Jun-1988-Dobson, AHAdult
Winchester (SU53)1989oneRISAdult
Cholderton Lodge (SU24)10-Aug-1990twoEdmunds, HAdult
Ropley (SU63)03-Aug-1991-Budd, PAAdult
Ropley (SU63)03-Aug-1991-Budd, PAAdult
Selborne (SU73)1994oneAston, AEAdult
Axmansford (SU56)23-Jul-2015oneBolton, ACAdult

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