Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Xestia c-nigrum Linnaeus, 1758
Setaceous Hebrew Character

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.359

A rare moth first recorded on South Uist in 2010, although there are old records from Lewis, Harris and Barra. Active from May to October

The larvae feed on various herbaceous plants including Common Nettle Urtica dioica and willowherb Epilobium

Xestia c-nigrum
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