Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata
Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • ©

73.358 BF2133
Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata

(Haworth, 1809)


Wingspan 36-38 mm.

Occupying mainly damp woodlands and marshy habitats, this moth is fairly commonly distributed over the greater part of the British Isles.

The single generation flies in July and August, when the adults are attracted to both sugar and light.

The larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants.
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