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Photo © Andy Banthorpe,  Lower Stondon 16/08/2005

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Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica

(Esper, 1790) 2131 / 73.354
=Xestia rhomboidea

Bedfordshire status
Uncommon resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 1 August to 10 September - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 15 (68%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
15/08/2022130TL02 - Luton, Sundon, Toddington
14/08/2022130TL02 - Luton, Sundon, Toddington
13/08/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
09/08/2022130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
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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
 Immature Adult
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