Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2130 (ABH73.353) Dotted Clay Xestia baja, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10204

Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
N. Ireland, July 2007
N. Ireland, July 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 17-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), willows (Salix spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, late July-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland and scrub grassland on chalk or limestone.

Regional Information

Recorded in 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2003

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 June to 30 August



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, red, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5