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Dotted Clay
Xestia baja ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2130 / 73.353
Photo © Tim Hodge,  20/07/2015 - Horsey Corner

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Six-striped Rustic
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 (59%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
17/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/08/2021+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
09/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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