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2135 ~ Heath Rustic ~ Xestia agathina agathina
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A local species, generally found at higher altitudes. Recorded mainly from the north and west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

White-line Dart.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Acid heathland and moorland.

Foodplant

Heather.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva late September-June, feeding mainly at night. Pupates in the debris or just below the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 9th Sept 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by mmg, 30th Aug 2014, Pont Llogel