Brown Rustic - Rusina ferruginea


Wingspan 32-40 mm. This moth is sexually dimorphic, the males having broader and squarer forewings than the female, and more feathery antennae.

Identification difficulty

It frequents woodland and a range of more open habitats.

When to see it

Flies in June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed on a number of herbaceous plants, including Dock.

UK Status

Quite common and distributed widely over the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map