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Square-spot Rustic
Xestia xanthographa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2134 / 73.357

A very common moth found across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come to light, often in large numbers, and visit sugar patches.

Recorded in 117 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
04/10/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
30/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
29/09/20203VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
29/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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