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Agrotis cinerea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Light Feathered Rustic
73.3160 (B&F: 2084)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Noctuinae
        »Tribe: Noctuini


This resident species is in danger of extinction in both vice-counties. It generally occurs singly or sparingly on the Downs and on vegetated shingle beaches, but is sometimes fairly common at Brighton and is often common or even very common at Storrington. Extremely local and irregular in appearance away from Storrington and in serious decline. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid May to the third week of June. Occasionally from the second week of May or to late June. The larvae feed on wild thyme. (Pratt, 2011)

Agrotis cinerea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Winchelsea, 16 v 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Agrotis cinerea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Seaford, 19 vi 2013
Photo: Bob Eade

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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