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2130 Dotted Clay, Xestia baja ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

A resident species occuring sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats; sometimes fairly common in woods in the west of the county but in serious danger of extinction in the east. This species is very local and in great decline. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid July to early September. Larvae feed on dock and aspen. (Pratt, 2011)

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Ashombe Bottom, Lewes, 25 vii 1988 Photo: Roy Leverton

Xestia baja ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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