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Tholera cespitis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Hedge Rustic
73.2520 (B&F: 2177)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Hadeninae
    »Tribe: Tholerini

Status and ecology:

A resident species recently listed as "endangered" and in decline, usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, but sometimes fairly common to common in wild grassy places on the Downs. Widespread but thinly distributed and very local in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-August to late September. Larval foodplant in the region not determined, but elsewhere feeds on a variety of grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

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Findon Valley, x 2007 Photo: Mike Snelling

Tholera cespitis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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