Xestia castaneaNoctuidaeABH 73.355 B&F 2132
A declining moorland moth, whose stronghold is northern Quantock from where it is still regularly reported. There are occasional records from in and around the Blackdowns, which may indicate a resident population (perhaps in Devon). There are no Exmoor records more recent than 2003, despite searches around Dunkery. It is a very occasional wanderer from these areas and has never been recorded in VC6.
Adult Verification Grade: 2