All races of the Sandhill Rustic are nocturnal and single-brooded; adults fly in August and September. They are not attracted by light, but are more likely to be found resting on the stems of the foodplant Sandhill rustic moth range
This race of the Sandhill Rustic was first found in 1974. It has an extremely restricted range, occurring only in one small site in the south-west of Cornwall Sandhill rustic moth habitat
Inhabits a sand and shingle beach Sandhill rustic moth status
Classified as Endangered in Great Britain Sandhill rustic moth threats
As it occurs at just one site, the population is exceptionally vulnerable to chance events such as storms Sandhill rustic moth conservation
This race, along with Linvertebrates_freshwater
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Information authenticated by Adrian Spalding.
- (also known as 'univoltine'). Insect life cycle that takes 12 months to be complete, and involves a single generation. The egg, larva, pinvertebrates_freshwater
- National Biodiversity Network Species Dictionary (September 2002) http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nbn/
- Skinner, B. (1984) Colour identification guide to moths of the British Isles. Viking, London.
- Shirt, D. B. (Ed). (1987) British Red Data Books: 2 Insects. Nature Conservancy Council, Peterborough.
- Spalding, A. (1994) The Sandhill Rustic- The Unanswered Questions. British Wildlife6: 37-39.
- Spalding, A. (1997) The use of the butterfly transect method for the study of the nocturnal moth Linvertebrates_freshwater