Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09834 Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea, (Esper, 1789)

BF2361 (ABH73.123)


General Information

This species is widely variable in both size and colour, but is quite distinctive.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius), Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata), Field Woundwort (Stachys arvensis), Common Sea-lavender (Limonium vulgare), Potato (Solanum tuberosum), Common Hop (Humulus lupulus), Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus), low-growing plants
Flying: One generation, August-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Fens, scrub, heathland, open woodland, grassland, disturbed grass areas and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Butterbur Hydraecia petasitis

Larva Type:
Pink, brown, grey, black, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs: