Noctuoidea

Noctuinae

Imago
Genus
Xestia
Species
xanthographa
Author/Year
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
English Vernacular
Square Spot Rustic
French Vernacular
Trimaculée
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 30-40mm

Imago: Univoltine, a very common species that is found in many different habitats. Comes freely to light and is a regular visitor to sugar.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on many different herbaceous plants such as dock (Rumex), plantain (Plantago) and bedstraw (Galium)

Overwinter: As a larva

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