Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09454 Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2384 (ABH73.099)


General Information

This species is generally paler than the Rustic or the Uncertain and tends to have a larger and rounder stigmata. The second generation tends to be of greater numbers.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): docks (Rumex spp.), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola), Primrose (Primula vulgaris), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, May-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status:


Grassland, heathland, open woodland areas, fens, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria (=alsines)
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda

Larva Type:
Yellow, brown, green, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: