The Rustic - Hoplodrina blanda

    Alt Name
    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)

    73.097 BF2382

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map