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Dotted Clay
Xestia baja

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2130 / 73.353

General comments
Extremely local resident. Declining.

Having vanished from many sites since 2006, it remains present at a select few sites where the woodland habitat presents apparently ideal conditions. It appears to be heading gradually towards extinction in our two counties.

Recorded in 18 (44%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
01/09/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
05/10/2021320TL10 - St Albans
27/09/2021220TL10 - St Albans
25/09/2021220TL10 - St Albans
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Forewing: 17-21mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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