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Light Feathered Rustic
Agrotis cinerea

[Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 2084 / 73.316

General comments:
Extremely local resident.

Recorded from 1897-1982, but then apparently declined drastically. It was re-found in 2010 during targeted searching after a gap of 28 years in the extreme north-west of Hertfordshire were it still persists. We have been unable to re-find it at other sites along the north Herts border. Occasional vagrant moths turn up across a wider area. A published record of a single moth at Ware on 29th July 2013 is now known to be an error.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 13 (32%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2014.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2014120TL01 - Flamstead
20/05/2011120SP90 - Berkhamsted
06/05/2011120SP81 - Astrope / Long Marston
10/06/2010120SP91 - Tring
24/05/2010120SP91 - Tring
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Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: One or two generations. May-June.
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme, other low-growing plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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