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Dotted Clay
Xestia baja ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2130 / 73.353
Photo © John And Judy Geeson

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Xestia sexstrigata
Forewing: 17-21mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
Woodland, heathland, scrub grassland on chalk or limestone.

The two black dots close to apex of the forewing are distinctive.

Recorded in 44 (64%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
08/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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