73.356 .... B&F 2135
Heath Rustic Xestia agathina (Duponchel, 1827)
Status .....Largely confined to the heathlands lying on Sherwood Sandstone, with the majority of recent county records coming from the Sherwood Forest area. Occasional wanderers can turn up anywhere, and there have been recent records from two former gravel pits in the Trent Valley, Misson Carr, Bestwood village and an Attenborough garden. The one illustrated, was trapped by members of the Lound Moth Group in August 2018.
Photographed at the Idle Valley NR, August 2018
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Rainworth Heath May 2018
Half grown larva, photographed at Rainworth Heath April 2018
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Heath Rustic
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2003). Dave Budworth. Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2004). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Dave Hursthouse. Lound Moth Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2008). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2010). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2012). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Martin Gray. Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017).

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Updated January 2019

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