Main: (Noctuidae / Noctuinae)
73.359 [B&F: 2126] Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Common often abundant, especially in autumn, in a wide variety of habitats, including gardens, woodland, heathland and marshes throughout the British Isles. Widespread and extremely common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-45 mm. One of the most frequent visitors to light traps in autumn and very easily recognised, the most likely confusion species is Double Square-spot X. triangulum. Larva feeds on a wide variety on herbaceous plants, including Stinging Nettle, White Dead-nettle, Great Willowherb, Rosebay Willowherb and Greater Burdock.

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Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 1817
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 1.4102763
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 2725
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 2
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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