Xestia (Megasema) c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758)


Europa
Forewing purplish grey or purplish fuscous with a leaden gloss; costal area at middle ochreous, merged with the bluntly triangular orbicular stigma: cell, a submedian basal blotch, and costal spot before apex purplish black; claviform stigma minute; reniform large, the lower lobe purplish; hindwing ochreous whitish, in female with the termen broadly fuscous.

Habitat
  • Farmland
  • Meadows
35 - 42 mm
Osenice černé C
Det sorte c
Schwarzes C
Setaceous Hebrew Character
C-noir
Gelsvadėmis dirvinukas
C-betűs fűbagoly
Zwarte-c-uil
C-tegnet bakkefly
Rolnica panewka
Mora čiernosŕpková
Kilpiruuniyökkönen
C-tecknat jordfly
Совка с-черное
غسقية زنجية

Primary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
CaryophyllaceaeStellaria mediaCommon Chickweed
FabaceaeTrifolium Clover
OnagraceaeEpilobium angustifoliumResebay Willowherb

Known subspecies

SpeciesAuthorLocus typicus
Xestia (Megasema) c-nigrum c-nigrumLinnaeus, 1758Europa
Xestia (Megasema) c-nigrum deraiotaHampson, 1902Sri Lanka, Maturata
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