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73.339 (BF2105)

Dotted Rustic   

Rhyacia simulans
Adult: 3
Resident. Rare.


Northern Rustic is similar but lacks the row of black dots across the forewing beyond the kidney and dark spots along the leading edge.

Recording Method.

Attracted to light, also comes to sugar and flowers.

Life cycle

One generation. Probably overwinters as a larva. Pupates underground about spring time.

Larval foodplants



Rural gardens, hedgerows, woodland and open countryside.


First record came in 1974 when it was found at Meikle Ross by W. R. Laidler. The second was caught in a Heath trap between Abbey Burn Foot and Balcary on 6th August 2003 and verified by K. P. Bland. In 2004 two were caught at Parton in early August. All were from Kirkcudbrightshire.

4 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2004
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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