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2135 Heath Rustic Xestia agathina

(Duponchel, 1827)

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Heath Rustic  Xestia agathina (Adult)

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2135 Heath Rustic Xestia agathina

(Duponchel, 1827)

Wingspan 28-36 mm.

Widespread, but not common, in most of Britain, inhabiting heathland and moorland, there are a number of colour forms in different parts of the country, including a blackish form, ab. scopariae in northern England.

The flight time of the adults is September, when they can be attracted to light.

The larval foodplant is heather (Calluna).

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