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Heath Rustic
Xestia agathina

(Duponchel, 1827) 2135 / 73.356

A locally common resident.

A species of heathland and moorland.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come to light and visit heather flowers.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 30 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Heather
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Neglected Rustic  |  Square-spot Rustic >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
12/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
09/09/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
06/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
06/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85

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