The Moths of Suffolk
2332 Union Rustic, Eremobina pabulatricula, (Brahm, 1791)

National Status : Former resident; extinct

Habitats : Grassy areas in woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Reported on grasses on the Continent

Morley's Final Catalogue : Dr. N. F. Hele's record of Union Rustic is sufficiently explicit (Notes Aldeburgh 1870, p. 188); and now that the species is known to extend southwards as far, at least, as Norfolk little exception can be taken to it, despite Bloomfield's scepticism. Phalaris arundinacea, L., is abundant enough in Suffolk.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 32-38mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMinor Shoulder-knot, Brachylomia viminalis

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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Strandzha, Bulgaria (15.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman