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Purple Clay
Diarsia brunnea
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Xestia ditrapezium
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Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica

(Esper, 1790) 2131 / 73.354
=Xestia rhomboidea

A rare species in the west of the region.

A species of long established broadleaved woodland in upland areas.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults are attracted to sugar but not readily to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Common Nettle, Dog's Mercury
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
< Dotted Clay  |  Neglected Rustic >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
06/08/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
29/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
25/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
19/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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