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Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Setaceous Hebrew Character
73.3590 (B&F: 2126)


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

A resident species reinforced by episodic immigration. Often fairly common to common at mv light in a wide range of habitats and sometimes very common along the coast. Generally distributed. Double brooded, flying from mainly from early May to late June and again more numerously from mid August to early November. However, adults have been seen in every week from mid April to the third week of November. Larvae feed on dock and probably other herbaceous plants. (Pratt, 2011)

Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crawley, 28 v 2020
Photo: Anthony Bennett
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon, 01 vi 2020
Photo: John Christleib
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon, 03 viii 2020
Photo: John Christleib
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hastings, 23 viii 2020
Photo: Angela Bogie
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Plumpton, 02 ix 2020
Photo: Carole Nicholson
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Climping, 29 viii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ripe, 15 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, x 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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