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Setaceous Hebrew Character
Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2126 / 73.359
Photo © Matthew Casey,  06/10/2016 - costessey

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Xestia ditrapezium
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Xestia triangulum
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: May-July. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants. Nettles, willowherbs, etc.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Widespread and abundant.
Many habitats.

Not to be confused with Hebrew Character which flies much earlier in the year.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
09/07/2024128TF63Heacham
09/07/2024+27TG41Filby
08/07/2024227TG42Eccles
08/07/2024227TM18New Buckenham
08/07/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
08/07/2024+27TG41Filby
07/07/2024128TF63Hunstanton
06/07/2024127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
06/07/2024127TG51Scratby
05/07/2024227TG42Eccles
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