73.169 .... B&F 2343
Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....A common Nottinghamshire moth showing a large amount of variation. Common Rustic is visually identical to Lesser Common Rustic and correct identification relies on dissection. The moth in the top two photographs, was trapped by members of the Lound Moth Group.
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Photographed at the Idle Valley NR July 2014
 
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Photographed at Lound Wood July 2010
 
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Photographed at Lound Wood July 2010
 
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Photographed at Red Hill July 2004
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Common Rustic
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Wil Heeney. Phil Cadman. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). David Yates. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Graham Birkett. NBGRC. Martin Gray.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2019

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