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Vine's Rustic
Hoplodrina ambigua

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2384 / 73.099
Photo © Jill Warwick,  Sharow, Ripon Sept 2011

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Beaumont, 2002:

VC61. Spurn, 16.8.1994, then two in 1995, seven in 1996, eighteen in 1997, five in 1998, eight in 1999, six in 2000 (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006: There has been further spread of this moth away from its stronghold at Spurn. VC63. Balby, 14.9.2006 (PG); Rossington, four 30.8-4.9.2006 (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:

VC62. Haxby, 24.9.2008 (TJC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 63, 2011:

VC65. Hutton Conyers, 17.5.2011 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Since 2003 there has been a dramatic expansion of this moth from its stronghold at Spurn with movement to the north and west. We now have records from all five vice-counties and there are records as far north as Northumberland. Numbers have been doubling in recent years with 100 records in 2009, 200 in 2010 and 400 in 2011. There are two broods, from mid May to the end of June and from mid August to mid October and this helps to separate it from its confusion species, Uncertain and Rustic which fly from mid June to mid August. Vine's Rustic differs from these two species by having whitish hindwings and pale greyish plainer forewings with larger rounded reniform and orbicular stigmata (or kidney and oval marks if you prefer!).

Recorded in 96 (48%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July and August - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2023164SE33 - Leeds
23/10/2023263SK49 - Rotherham
19/10/2023161TA02 - Hessle
18/10/2023161TA02 - Hessle
14/10/2023163SK49 - Rotherham
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