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Mesapamea secalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Rustic
73.1690 (B&F: 2343)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Xyleninae
    »Tribe: Apameini

Synonym(s):

Mesapamea didyma sensu auctt. nec (Esper, 1788)

Status and ecology:

Resident. Often fairly common to common at mv light in a wide range of habitats and it is sometimes very common along parts of the coast. Probably generally distributed. Single-brooded, probably flying most numerously between early July and mid September, sometimes from early June, and occasionally from late May or to the third week of October. Larvae probably feed on grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

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Climping, 21 vii 2008 Photo: Matthew Sennitt

Mesapamea secalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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