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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.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/2021129TL34 - Royston
25/08/2021129TL46 - Cottenham/Cambridge
21/08/2021129TL46 - Cottenham/Cambridge
20/08/2021129TL46 - Cottenham/Cambridge
13/08/2021129TL34 - Royston
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