|2132 ~ Neglected Rustic ~ Xestia castanea|
A very local species, but it can occasionally be found in quite good numbers.
Wingspan : M & F, 36-42mm.
Square-spot Rustic, Dotted Clay and Cousin German.
Moorland, wooded heathland and raised bogs.
Heather, bell heather and cross-leaved heath.
Overwinters as a larva. Larva Oct-May, feed mainly at night. Forms a cocoon in the soil but does not change into a pupa for c.6 weeks.
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Photo by DB, 8th Aug 2014, Lake Glaslyn
Photo by DB, 5th Sept 2014, Lake Vyrnwy
Pic shows a male