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Mesapamea didyma (Esper, 1788)

Lesser Common Rustic
73.1700 (B&F: 2343a)

Mesapamea secalella Remm, 1983

»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 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 feed in stems of grasses in other counties. (Pratt, 2011)

Mesapamea didyma (Esper, 1788)
Brighton, 22 vii 2020
Photo: Colin Piper

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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