Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Noctuidae)

Forewing Length: 14-19mm, Wingspan: 35-42mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(8-12 Days) May - June
August - April
(12-14 Days) April - November
(Earliest: 3.9)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Senecio vulgaris

Taraxacum campylodes

Urtica dioica

Chamerion angustifolium

Lamium album

Medicago sativa
Possible Food:
(Larva)

Plantago
Food:
(Adult)

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Cotesia tibialis Larva

Microplitis mediator Larva

Linnaemya tessellans Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Many Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Xestia c-nigrum
Xestia c-nigrum
Nature Spot: Setaceous Hebrew Character - Xestia c-nigrum
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Xestia c-nigrum
Lepiforum: Xestia c-nigrum


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