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Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica (Esper, 1790)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2131 / 73.354
Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. August 2017.

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Purple Clay
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Triple-spotted Clay
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle, Dog's Mercury and Oxlip.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2021125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
04/09/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
03/09/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
02/09/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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