Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Mesapamea didyma Esper, 1788
Lesser Common Rustic

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.170

First recorded from South Uist in 2010, but maybe widespread and under-recorded. Dissection of the genitalia is required for positive identification. Active from July to August

The larvae feed on grasses including Cock's-foot Dactylis glomerata and fescue Festuca

Mesapamea didyma
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