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Setaceous Hebrew Character
Xestia c-nigrum

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2126 / 73.359

A very common resident and migrant.

Typically a lowland species woods and marshes but most common in farmland and also gardens.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come readily to light and also visit sugar patches.

Recorded in 113 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: May - July and August - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettles, willowherbs, etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
06/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
05/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
04/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
03/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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