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Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica

(Esper, 1790) 73.354
=Xestia rhomboidea

Quite localised in the region, mainly in the eastern half. The region lies at the western edge of its geographical range in southern England. Occurs in woodland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 32 (41%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants including Common Nettle and Dog's Mercury
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
< Dotted Clay  |  Neglected Rustic >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSU79
18/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
14/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
12/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU57
12/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP85

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