Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Xestia sexstrigata Haworth, 1809
Six-striped Rustic

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.358

An uncommon species with a preference for damp woodland and marshy areas but also present on the machair. Active from July to August

The larvae are indistinguishable from those of the Square-spot Rustic and feed on a wide range of herbaceous plants

Xestia sexstrigata
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