Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2135 (ABH73.356) Heath Rustic Xestia agathina, (Duponchel, 1827)

KR10216

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Durham
Durham
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Durham
Durham
 Photo © Ian Fisher


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter or in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Heather (Calluna vulgaris)
Flying: One generation, late August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Acid heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in

Similar Species
Ramsey, 2011
Ramsey, 2011
 Photo © Martin Lovell
White-line Dart Euxoa tritici (=crypta)
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, green, white, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5