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73.356 ~ 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)


Acid heathland and moorland.



Lifestage data

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

Photo by PRW, 9th Sept 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by mmg, 30th Aug 2014, Pont Llogel