Noctuoidea

Noctuinae

Imago
Genus
Xestia
Species
castanea
Author/Year
Esper, 1798
English Vernacular
Neglected Rustic
French Vernacular
Noctuelle négligée
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 34-38mm

Imago: Univoltine, a species associated with open woodland and heathland, it's an irregular visitor to light here.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on heather (Calluna), dyer's greenweed(Genista) and heath (Erica)

Overwinter: As a larva

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