2126 Setaceous Hebrew Characte Xestia c-nigrum ABH 73.359
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Wingspan 35-42 mm.

Phenology In the South of its range, there are 2 broods, flying in small numbers in May and June, but far more commonly in August and September. In the North there is just one generation, flying in July and August.


Similars Most likely confusion species is Double Square-spot X. triangulum. or Hebrew Character

Life Cycle Larva feeds on a wide variety on herbaceous plants, including Stinging Nettle, White Dead-nettle, Great Willowherb, Rosebay Willowherb and Greater Burdock.

Habitat Wide including gardens, woodland, heathland and marshes


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