The Moths of Suffolk
2381 Uncertain, Hoplodrina alsines, (Brahm, 1791)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : In a wide variety, including woodland, scrub, heathland, grassland, fens and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-August. Literature reports an occasional second partial brood in late autumn. Occasional records have been made up until mid-September.

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Both referring also to Mottled Rustic are sufficiently frequent at light everywhere; Ipswich, Monks Soham, Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 31-35mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRustic, Hoplodrina blanda
Powdered Rustic, Hoplodrina superstes
Vine's Rustic, Hoplodrina ambigua
Mottled Rustic, Caradrina morpheus

Compare confusion species
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Eye (7.vii.2005) © P.Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (20.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman