Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09790 Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea didyma, (Esper, 1788)

BF2343a (ABH73.170)


General Information

Almost identical in appearance to Common Rustic and can only be reliably separated by examination of the genitalia.


Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 11-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Grassland and other grassy areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Suspected Parastichtis suspecta
Small Clouded Brindle Apamea unanimis
Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis

Larva Type:
Green, pink, purple, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: