Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09450 Rustic Hoplodrina blanda, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2382 (ABH73.097)


General Information

This species is very similar to the Uncertain and genital examination is required for a positive id. In general, the Rustic is more variable in colour and is usually greyer.


Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): chickweeds (Stellaria spp.), docks (Rumex spp.), plantains (Plantago spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, late June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Almost anywhere.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis (=Paradrina)
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria (=alsines)
Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua
Marsh Moth Athetis pallustris

Larva Type:
Brown, yellow, green, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: