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Triple-spotted Clay
Xestia ditrapezium

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2127 / 73.360

Davey, P., 2009: A local woodland species in southern Britain, but scarcer further north, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants before hibernation and the young foliage of shrubs and trees the following spring. In Dorset, the moth was always rare and any news of a surviving colony would be very welcome, as the last county record was more than twenty years ago. The majority of the moths were caught within old damp deciduous woodland on clay and sandy soils. The loss of old oak and birch... Read More

Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/201919ST40 Beaminster
21/07/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
29/06/201719SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
28/06/201719SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
27/06/201719SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe

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