73.341 Standfussiana lucernea (Northern Rustic)
fw: 17-21mm; Jun-Sep; various herbaceous plants; local on coastal cliff and mountains in western Britain from Isle of Wight to Scotland.
ID: Forewing ground colour ranges from brownish grey to blackish with a variable dusting of yellowish-brown or greyish-brown; markings indistinct, stigmata obscured, antemedian and postmedian lines usually discernable; hindwing dark with white cilia. Hadena caesia (Grey) is similarly obscurely marked but is smaller (fw: 15-17mm) and has a different (not described in Waring) hindwing pattern.
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