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Common Rustic (Mesapamea secalis) Seen in my house in Aug 1, 2013.<br />
This Moth Week is serving me to not only undust but also find IDs for some long time unidentified species! <br />
I have just found its match here:<br />
<a href="https://www.vlinderstichting.nl/vlinders/overzicht-vlinders/details-vlinder/halmrupsvlinder" rel="nofollow">https://www.vlinderstichting.nl/vlinders/overzicht-vlinders/details-vlinder/halmrupsvlinder</a>      Belgium,Geotagged,Mesapamea secalis,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Common Rustic (Mesapamea secalis)

Seen in my house in Aug 1, 2013.
This Moth Week is serving me to not only undust but also find IDs for some long time unidentified species!
I have just found its match here:
https://www.vlinderstichting.nl/vlinders/overzicht-vlinders/details-vlinder/halmrupsvlinder

    comments (2)

  1. Isn’t it great to finally ID old spottings that have been long forgotten or given up on! Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, indeed :-) Posted one year ago

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The Common Rustic is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Europe, North-West Africa, Turkey and Northern Iran. The species was formerly considered the same species as the Lesser Common Rustic ''Mesapamea didyma'' and Remm's Rustic ''Mesapamea remmi''. All three were raised to species level.

The wingspan is 27–30 mm. Adults are on wing from July to August depending on the location. The larvae feed on the stems of various grasses, including ''Gramineae'', ''Phleum'' and ''Alopecurus''.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 22, 2018. Captured Jul 31, 2013 22:21 in Leuvensestraat 7, 3051 Oud-Heverlee, Belgium.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/4.6
  • 1/50s
  • ISO200
  • 10.9mm