Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2133 (ABH73.358) Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata, (Haworth, 1809)

KR10211

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, Aug. 2005
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, Aug. 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo), Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), Water Figwort (Scrophularia auriculata)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Damp woodlands and marshy habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 74 (27.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 June to 13 September

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Ridsdale, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
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Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, white, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5