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Dotted Clay
Xestia baja

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.353

Quite localised in the region. Formerly more widespread, but in decline in line with a wider trend in southern England. Occurs in woodland, heathland and other habitats.

Recorded in 45 (58%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU96
04/08/20224VC22 - BerkshireSU96
01/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89
31/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89
30/08/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU96

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