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Xestia castanea (Esper, 1798)

Neglected Rustic
73.3550 (B&F: 2132)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Noctuinae
        »Tribe: Noctuini

A resident species normally occuring singly at mv light, but it is sometimes fairly common on heathland. Now restricted to the far west of the county and to the Ashdown Forest area. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid August to late September. Larval foodplant has been recorded as heather. (Pratt, 2011)

Xestia castanea (Esper, 1798)
Dove’s Nest, 22 viii 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Xestia castanea (Esper, 1798)
Dove’s Nest, 04 ix 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Xestia castanea (Esper, 1798)
Wych Cross, Forest Row, 14 viii 2014
Photo: Hew Prendergast
Xestia castanea (Esper, 1798)
Ashdown Forest East Sussex, 08 ix 2006
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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