Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa: Distribution map

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Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 32-35 mm.

A very common species, found in woodland edges, waste ground and suburban habitats, it has a distribution covering most of Britain.

A frequent visitor to the light-trap, it flies in August and September.

The nocturnal caterpillars feed during the winter, mainly on grasses, but also on other low-growing plants.
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