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Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica (Esper, 1790)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2131 / 73.354
Photo © Ian Ellis,  01/08/2014 - Cottenham

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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
31/07/2020129TL57 - Wicken Fen/Soham
31/07/2020129TL57 - Wicken Fen/Soham
07/09/2019129TL57 - Wicken Fen/Soham
27/08/2019129TL66 - Chippenham Fen
26/08/2019129TL45 - Cambridge
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