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Tholera cespitis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Hedge Rustic
73.2520 (B&F: 2177)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Hadeninae
        »Tribe: Tholerini

A resident species recently listed as "endangered" and in decline, usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, but sometimes fairly common to common in wild grassy places on the Downs. Widespread but thinly distributed and very local in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-August to late September. Larval foodplant in the region not determined, but elsewhere feeds on a variety of grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

Tholera cespitis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, x 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Tholera cespitis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, viii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

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No larval records

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