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Immature stages

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

(Esper, 1790) 2131 / 73.354
=Xestia rhomboidea
Norfolk status
Widespread but local, the Brecklands of Norfolk and Suffolk being one of its key national strongholds.
Broadleaved woodland on chalk, gravel or clay, hedgerows, heathland, scrub.
One little known way of finding this species is to search for the adult at the flowers of burdock after dark.
Larvae feed on a variety of plants.

Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

< Dotted Clay  |  Neglected Rustic >

Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
10/09/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
10/09/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
31/08/2019127TG12 - Aylsham
27/08/2019127TG24 - Cromer
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle, Dog's Mercury and Oxlip
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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