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73.358 ~ 2133 ~ Six-striped Rustic ~ Xestia sexstrigata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-38mm.

Confusion species

Dotted Clay.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Fens, marshes and other wet places. Also gardens and downland.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-May, feeding at night. Pupates underground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 13th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin