2387a Clancy's Rustic Platyperigea kadenii
(Freyer, 1836)Wingspan c.30mm.
This species, unknown in Britain until 2002 when one turned up in Kent, has since become a fairly regular arrival in southern moth-trapping localities. In September and October 2005 dozens were recorded at Dungeness, Kent.
The species resembles Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis in general appearance and build, but is plainer, with a distinct reddish-brown reniform stigma.
The species has been given the vernacular name Clancy's Rustic after Sean Clancy, who caught the first individual in 2002.