Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2132 (ABH73.355) Neglected Rustic Xestia castanea, (Esper, 1798)

KR10207

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 16-18mm
Foodplant(s): Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralix)
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Open and wooded heathland, moorland and bogs.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 1945

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 August to 04 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, brown, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5