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Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica (Esper, 1790)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2131 / 73.354
Photo © Barry Pummell,  Hoe Common 25/07/2014 MV trap

Similar Norfolk Species
Purple Clay
Diarsia brunnea
Triple-spotted Clay
Xestia ditrapezium
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle, Dog's Mercury and Oxlip.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Widespread but local, the Brecklands of Norfolk and Suffolk being one of its key national strongholds.
Broadleaved woodland on chalk, gravel or clay, hedgerows, heathland, scrub.
One little known way of finding this species is to search for the adult at the flowers of burdock after dark.
Larvae feed on a variety of plants.

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2019127TG24 - Cromer
11/09/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
10/09/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
10/09/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
02/09/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
Further info: Xestia stigmatica
 
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