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Photo © Andy Banthorpe,  male gendet, Lower Stondon 24/07/2004

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Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Small Clouded Brindle
Apamea unanimis
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Lesser Common Rustic
Mesapamea didyma

(Esper, 1788) 2343a / 73.170

Bedfordshire status
Uncommon resident

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (50%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2021130SP93 - Woburn
11/08/2020130TL12 - Luton (East), Pegsdon Hills
21/07/2020130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
01/08/2017130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
14/07/2017130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
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Forewing: 11-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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