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73.362 ~ 2129 ~ Ashworth's Rustic ~ Xestia ashworthii
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce A WC

Montgomeryshire Status

This 'Nationally Scarce A' species has been recorded in a few scattered sites in the west and north of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-40mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Rocky and craggy sites, mountain sides and quarries.


Many herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-June, feeding mainly at night. Pupates in a slight cocoon under the moss, rocks or just below the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SG, July 2008, Lake Vyrnwy

Photo by GBC, 9th July 2013, Lake Vyrnwy