Xestia sexstrigata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NOCTUIDAE

Noctuinae

Las Descargues, August, 2006
Xestia sexstrigata Adult

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© Robin Howard

Xestia sexstrigata (Haworth, 1809)

Six-striped Rustic
La Noctuelle ombragée

Wingspan: 36-38mm

Imago: univoltine - July-September. A scarce visitor to sugar and light it has only been recorded from the Las Descargues garden traps on eight occasions.

Larva: polyphagous on herbaceous plants. Overwinters as a larva with pupation taking place underground.

 

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