Main: (Noctuidae / Noctuinae)
73.356 [B&F: 2135] Heath Rustic (Xestia agathina) (Duponchel, 1827)

 

Notes: Local on acid heathland and moorland throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common on heaths, especially the New Forest, although has suffered from habitat destruction in a number of former haunts, especially in the north-east. It is an occasional wanderer elsewhere. Wingspan 28-36 mm. A constant feature is the small, pale, very oblique orbicular stigmata. Larva feeds on Heather.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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