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Dotted Clay
Xestia baja ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2130 / 73.353
Photo © Allan Drewitt

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Six-striped Rustic
Xestia sexstrigata
Forewing: 17-21mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
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
17/08/2021+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
14/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
13/08/2021227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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