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2131 Square-spotted Clay, Xestia rhomboidea (Esper, 1790)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nb

This resident species is a scarcity at mv light in deciduous woods in the west of the county, although it is occasionally fairly common at Arundel. Presumed extinct in the east since the last unquestionable record was made in 1910. Single-brooded flying mainly from late July to late August. The larval foodplant has been recorded as birch and bramble. (Pratt, 2011)

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Leechpool & Owlbeech Woods, 12 viii 2005 Photo: Sam Bayley

Xestia rhomboidea (Esper, 1790)

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