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Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2126 / 73.359
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  03/10/2019 - Peddars Way/Forestry Ride

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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
Norfolk Status
Widespread and abundant.
Many habitats.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2022327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/05/2022328TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
17/05/2022428TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/05/2022728TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/05/2022128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
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