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Six-striped Rustic
Xestia sexstrigata

(Haworth, 1809) 2133 / 73.358

A common resident across the region.

Favours damp meadows, marshes and fens but also found in drier habitats like gardens.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 107 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Hedge Bedstraw, Ribwort Plantain, Bramble, Bluebell
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Square-spot Rustic  |  Setaceous Hebrew Character >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
29/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
22/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ80
15/09/20203VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
14/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
11/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO86

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