The Moths of Suffolk
2117 Autumnal Rustic, Eugnorisma glareosa, (Esper, 1788)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Common in heathland areas

Habitats : Heathland, grassland, scrub on light sandy soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; September to October

Larval foodplants : Various low-growing plants; heather, bedstraws, birches and sallows

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ubiquitous in September, occasional at light, and locally in woods quite frequent on sugar. Bentley Woods, common;. Ipswich, at light; Martlesham (D). Needham, Stowmarket. Downham. Aldeburgh, Leiston, not uncommon at Kessingland (EMM. 1904, 81), Beccles; Fritton (Mr). Abundant round Southwold in 1935 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-16mm, Wingspan 32-38mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Icklingham Plain (17.ix.2004) © L Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wortham Ling (8.ix.2002) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman
Minsmere, Suffolk (iv.2003) © N Sherman
 
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Beeley Moor, Derbyshire (30.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (28.ix.2009) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener