Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.104 [B&F: 2392a] Porter's Rustic (Athetis hospes) (Freyer, [1831])

 

Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from southern Europe, appearing in southern England. Recorded for the first time in Cornwall on 26 August 1978, subsequently appearing on a number of occasions from Norfolk to Scilly. On the Isle of Wight, was recorded for the first time in August 2006 at Ventnor, with two there in 2007 and two in 2008, plus one at Totland in 2008. The first record for the mainland was rather unusually far inland, on the Leckford Estate on 20 August 2012; a further individual was reported from Hayling Island on 9 September 2016. Wingspan 26-30 mm. A nondescript, easily overlooked species. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Ribwort Plantain and Greater Plantain, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Bonchurch (SZ57)19-Aug-2006oneHalsey, JAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)13-Aug-2007oneHalsey, JAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)03-Oct-2007oneHalsey, JAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)10-Sep-2008oneHalsey, JAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)12-Sep-2008oneHalsey, JAdult
Totland (SZ38)13-Sep-2008oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)21-Aug-2016oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Longstock (SU33)20-Aug-2012oneEvans, GCAdult

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