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Species Account for Mesapamea secalis

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Mesapamea secalis  (Linnaeus, 1758) 73.169 Evidence needed
Common Rustic
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Noctuidae

Common Rustic   Mesapamea secalis Copyright: Graham Ekins

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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data

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Verification Grade: Adult:
Adult: Dissection required

Records: 4037
First Record: 1940
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 52
Pre-1992 hectads: 35
Total hectads: 54

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Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis
Common Rustic   Mesapamea secalis

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 514 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 4037 records with habitat detail and method information)

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