Setaceous Hebrew Character

Xestia c-nigrum


Wingspan 35 - 45mm. This moth has a fairly distinctive pattern, with a pale shallow V-mark on the fore-wing.


Mostly in cultivated areas but also in woodland and marshes. The caterpillar feeds on a wide variety of herbaceous plants, including nettles, dead-nettles, willowherbs and burdock.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to October in two broods.