The Moths of Suffolk
2353 Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Grassland, open woodland, heathland, fens and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to September

Larval foodplants : Grasses, on the roots and stem-bases

Morley's Final Catalogue : So prevalent at light as to be a pest from Ipswich to Gorleston

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-18mm, Wingspan 32-40mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSandhill Rustic, Luperina nickerlii
Dumeril's Rustic, Luperina dumerilii

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dark banded form - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Belton Common, Suffolk (10.ix.2010) © Brian Jones
 
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VC25, Gorleston, Suffolk (21.viii.2010) © Brian Jones
Dunwich, Suffolk (1.ix.2018) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (1.ix.2018) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Dunwich, Suffolk (6.ix.2018) © Paul Kitchener