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2135 Heath Rustic, Xestia agathina (Duponchel, 1827)

Status and ecology:

A resident and suspected occasional immigrant which only occurs sparingly but it is sometimes fairly common to common on heathland. High numbers are extremely local and very irregular. Single-brooded flying mainly from late August to late September. Larvae feed on heather. (Pratt, 2011)

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Sussex Border, 5 ix 2006 Photo: Sam Bayley

Xestia agathina (Duponchel, 1827)

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