This is a pale grey moth with dark oval and kidney marks and dark marks along the leading edge. It is a resident of southern Europe and an increasingly common immigrant to Britain, being first recorded in 2002 in Kent.

Flight Times

They have two generations, from June to July and from September to October, the later generation usually being larger.

Size and Family

  • Family – Arches, brindles, minors, rustics and allies (Amphipyrinae)

  • Medium sized

  • Wingspan Range – 30mm

Conservation Status

  • Immigrant / resident

Caterpillar Food Plants

In mainland Europe the larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants.

Habitat

They are mainly found in coastal areas.

Distribution

  • Countries – England

  • Since 2002 it has been recorded across southern England and also in the Channel Islands where it is resident. It is possibly also resident in some southern coastal counties.

Clancy’s Rustic - Ben Sale

Clancy’s Rustic

Clancy’s Rustic - Ben Sale

Clancy’s Rustic

Clancy’s Rustic - Paul Kitchener

Clancy’s Rustic

Clancy’s Rustic - Sue Davies

Clancy’s Rustic

Clancy’s Rustic - Paul Kitchener

Clancy’s Rustic

Clancy’s Rustic - Ben Sale

Clancy’s Rustic