Six-striped Rustic - Xestia sexstrigata
Wingspan 36-38 mm. Characterised by the dark veins, fine, dark cross lines and the pale dark lined oval.
Mainly damp woodlands and marshy habitats.
The single generation flies in July and August, when the adults are attracted to both sugar and light.
The larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants.
Fairly commonly distributed over the greater part of the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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