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Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)

Rosy Rustic
73.1230 (B&F: 2361)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Apameini

Resident. Usually occurs sparingly in a wide range of habitats throughout, although it is sometimes fairly common to common along parts of the coast, often so near Rye. Well distributed in the far east, but less so elsewhere. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid July to late October, although adults have been seen in every week from the second week of June to early November. Larvae have been associated with the roots of dock and hop. (Pratt, 2011)

Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Henfield, 04 10 2019
Photo: Paula Blake
Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Pagham Harbour, ix 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Pulbborough Brooks, 17 ix 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas
Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Ripe, 21 viii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Ringwood, Hampshire, 25 viii 2003
Photo: Simon Curson
Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Battle, 31 viii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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