|73.357 ~ 2134 ~ Square-spot Rustic ~ Xestia xanthographa|
A common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 30-40mm.
Garden Dart, White Marked, Neglected Rustic.
Wide range of grassland, but not at high altitude.
Mainly grasses, but also recorded on plantains and cleavers.
Overwinters as a larva. Larva Sept-Apr, feed mainly at night. Forms a cocoon in the soil but does not change into a pupa for c.6 weeks.
Photo by MDH, 21st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by PRW, 4th Sept 2006, Commins Coch
Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2010, Llanfyllin