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Mesapamea secalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Rustic
73.1690 (B&F: 2343)

Synonym(s):
Mesapamea didyma sensu auctt. nec (Esper, 1788)


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

Resident. Often fairly common to common at mv light in a wide range of habitats and it is sometimes very common along parts of the coast. Probably generally distributed. Single-brooded, probably flying most numerously between early July and mid September, sometimes from early June, and occasionally from late May or to the third week of October. Larvae probably feed on grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

Mesapamea secalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Climping, 21 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Mesapamea secalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 04 viii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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