The Rustic - Hoplodrina blanda

Alternative names
Rustic Moth

Wingspan 31-35 mm. Very similar to The Uncertain, but is generally less yellowish brown and glossier in appearance.

Identification difficulty
Identification aids

Found in various habitats.

When to see it

Flying from June to August, sometimes there is a second generation in the south in October.

Life History

Foodplants are a variety of low plants.

UK Status

Common throughout much of England and Wales, but less so in Scotland. 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 & 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