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Brown Rustic - male

Observed: 3rd May 2011 By: PetejPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in Invertebrates
Brown Rustic - male

Came to outside light but landed on the wall well away from the light hence the slightly blurred photo.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brown Rustic (Rusina ferruginea) interacts


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3rd April seems very early for Brown Rustic

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It is early

Yes, it's early but there are a lot of records being broken this year. I have no doubt this is Brown Rustic.

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Brown Rustic

Thanks both - I have entered the date wrongly and it should be 03.05.11.

It has been noticeable that when I am looking at the book to identify moths there have been occasions where the flight season has been indicated a month later than the sighting so I am getting a local impression that moths are about 3 or 4 weeks earlier this year.

I had Blue Tits nesting in the garden right at the beginning of April so I wonder if they have sensed that everything was going to be earlier this year.



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I tend to use 'about a month earlier than the books say' to indicate the expected time for a lot of species these days. Whether that is climate change or just increased observer effort to the past capturing more 'exceptional' emergences I don't know.

Two months early (as this one seemed) felt odd.

You can edit the entry to correct the date if you want to.