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Square-spot Rustic
Xestia xanthographa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2134 / 73.357

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants and grasses. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, rising to abundant on unimproved grassland. The national norm is for a single brood in August and September, but many early summer records from a range of localities and recorders across the county suggest a partial bivoltine tendency in recent years.

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/11/201919SY98 Wareham
04/11/201919SY98 Wareham
03/11/201919SY98 Wareham
02/11/201919SY98 Wareham
29/10/201919SY98 Wareham

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