Outer Hebrides

Mesapamea secalis Linnaeus, 1758
Common Rustic

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.169

Active from July to August
This is a very variable species cannot be cannot be reliably separated from similar species without reference to their genitalia. Therefore, we have retained Mesapamea secalis agg. for recording purposes.

Various grasses are used by the larvae

Mesapamea secalis