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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Devils Spittleful NR, Worcestershire. July 16th 2013.

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Dotted Clay
Xestia baja

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2130 / 73.353

A fairly common but declining species.

A species of woodland and heathland but also damp grassland and wetlands. Visits gardens too.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults visit light and sugar as well as flowers.

Recorded in 87 (62%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
22/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
31/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
22/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
13/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01

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