Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.094 [B&F: 2388] Lorimer's Rustic (Caradrina flavirena) Guenée, 1852


Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from southern Europe, appearing on the south coast, recorded once in Britain at Totteridge, Hertfordshire on 8 October 1967, with no further records to date. Wingspan 28-34 mm. Main confusion species is Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis in which forewing light grey rather than brown, reniform stigma usually edged distally with a buff lunular mark and subterminal fascia with buff spots between veins (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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