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Mesapamea secalis (Common Rustic)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Common Rustic (Mesapamea secalis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Europe, North-West Africa, Turkey and Northern Iran.The species was formerly considered the same species as the Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea didyma and Remm's Rustic Mesapamea remmi. All three were raised to species level.The wingspan is 27–30 mm.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Hackpen Hill 89 England, United Kingdom  
Ingleborough Complex 14256 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Monti Nebrodi 173651 Italy  
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Uist Machair 8482 Scotland, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Tulach Hill and Glen Fender Meadows 3912 Scotland, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Avena sativa (oats)[1]
Buddleja davidii (orange eye butterflybush)[1]
Dactylis glomerata (orchardgrass)[1]
Diarrhena americana (varioushair fescue)[1]
Elymus repens (quackgrass)[1]
Festuca arundinacea (Tall Fescue)[1]
Festuca ovina (sheep fescue)[1]
Holcus mollis (creeping velvetgrass)[1]
Luzula pilosa (Hairy Wood-rush)[2]
Luzula sylvatica (great wood-rush)[1]
Poa annua (annual blue grass)[1]
Triticum aestivum (common wheat)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amphipoea oculea (Ear Moth)2
Anas acuta (Northern Pintail)2
Apamea anceps (Large Nutmeg)5
Apamea monoglypha (Dark Arches)3
Apamea remissa (Dusky Brocade)2
Apamea scolopacina (Slender Brindle)2
Apamea sordens3
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)3
Camarota curvipennis3
Capsus ater2
Cerodontha denticornis4
Cerodontha flavocingulata3
Cerodontha incisa3
Cerodontha pygmaea2
Chlorops pumilionis (Gout fly)2
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)3
Coenonympha tullia (California ringlet)3
Coleophora lixella2
Delia coarctata4
Delia florilega (bean seed maggot)2
Delia platura (seedcorn maggot)2
Deltocephalus pulicaris2
Elachista apicipunctella3
Elachista argentella3
Elachista luticomella2
Elachista rufocinerea2
Elymana sulphurella3
Erebia aethiops (Scotch Argus)3
Erebia epiphron (Small Mountain Ringlet)2
Eremobia ochroleuca (Dusky Sallow)2
Euthrix potatoria (Drinker Moth)2
Helcystogramma rufescens2
Hipparchia semele (Grayling)3
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)2
Leptopterna dolabrata (meadow plant bug)4
Leucochlaena oditis2
Liriomyza flaveola3
Luperina testacea (Flounced Rustic)4
Macrosteles laevis2
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)4
Melanargia galathea (Marbled White)4
Meromyza saltatrix (Wheat Stem Maggot Fly)3
Mesapamea didyma (Lesser Common Rustic Moth)2
Mesoligia furuncula (Cloaked Minor)3
Mesoligia literosa4
Muellerianella fairmairei3
Mythimna turca (Double Line)3
Noctua orbona (Lunar Yellow Underwing)3
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)2
Oligia strigilis (Marbled Minor)2
Omphaloscelis lunosa (Lunar Underwing Moth)2
Opomyza germinationis4
Oria musculosa2
Oscinella frit (fruit fly)5
Oscinella pusilla3
Pachetra sagittigera (Feathered Ear)2
Pararge aegeria (Speckled Wood Butterfly)3
Plusia festucae (Gold Spot)2
Psammotettix confinis2
Pseudonapomyza atra2
Pyronia tithonus (Gatekeeper)3
Rivula sericealis (Straw Dot Moth)2
Tholera decimalis (Feathered Gothic)2
Thymelicus acteon (Lulworth Skipper)3
Thymelicus lineola (European skipper)3
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)3
Zyginidia scutellaris3


Pollinator of 
Stachys palustris (marsh hedgenettle)[3]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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