Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.130 [B&F: 2355] Dumeril's Rustic (Luperina dumerilii) (Duponchel, 1826)

 

Rare immigrant from continental Europe, appearing on the south coast of England; recorded fairly frequently between 1859 and 1961 at Freshwater on the Isle of Wight, but not since, and a handful of times on the coast of Hampshire, the first being at Southsea on 27 August 1964 at Southsea. Wingspan 30-36 mm. Possible confusion species include Flounced Rustic L. testacea and Sandhill Rustic L. nickerlii, although obliquely elongated orbicular stigma diagnostic. Larva feeds on roots of various grasses; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1859threeRogers, WJAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1949oneManley, CAdult
(SZ38)1951---
Freshwater (SZ38)16-Sep-1961oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)18-Sep-1961oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)24-Sep-1962oneEdwards, ECAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
(SZ69)1951---
Southsea (SZ69)27-Aug-1964oneHayward, RAdult

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