Rosy Rustic - Hydraecia micacea

    Description

    Wingspan 28 to 45 mm. This species has a wide variation both in colour and size.

    Habitat

    Frequents waste ground, marshy areas, and other places where the foodplants such as Docks grow.

    When to see it

    It is on the wing from August to October

    Life History

    The larvae live on a range of low plants, but especially Dock, feeding beneath the ground on the roots.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout 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)

    Reference
    73.123 BF2361

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map