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Flounced Rustic
Luperina testacea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2353 / 73.131
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Yorkshire Status: Abundant and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and common on grassy areas in all five vice-counties, including upland areas where it can be one of the commonest moths.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread in grassy places all over the county. Numbers are stable in most areas. It was extremely common at Spurn in the 1990s when large numbers were trapped, eg 550 on 15.8.1991 though it has declined significantly in this area since 2000.

Recorded in 166 (83%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2022164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
28/09/2022261TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
25/09/2022163SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
24/09/2022164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
23/09/2022462SE88 - Pickering (E)
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