Noctuoidea

Hadeninae

Imago
Genus
Mesapamea
Species
didyma (1)
Author/Year
Esper, 1788
English Vernacular
Lesser Common Rustic
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 28-34mm

Imago: Univoltine, a grassland species that is easily confused with M.secalis, an examination of the genitalia needs to be carried out to be sure of the species.  A frequent visitor to both light and sugar.

Larva: Feed on various grasses including cock's foot (Dactylis glomerata)

Overwinter: As a larva

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