< Xestia baja

Xestia castanea >

Xestia stigmatica (Hübner, [1813])

Square-spotted Clay
73.3540 (B&F: 2131)
Previously:Xestia rhomboidea (Esper, 1790)

Xestia rhomboidea sensu auctt. nec (Esper, 1790)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Noctuinae
        »Tribe: Noctuini


This resident species is a scarcity at mv light in deciduous woods in the west of the county, although it is occasionally fairly common at Arundel. Presumed extinct in the east since the last unquestionable record was made in 1910. Single-brooded flying mainly from late July to late August. The larval foodplant has been recorded as birch and bramble. (Pratt, 2011)

Xestia rhomboidea (Esper, 1790)
Leechpool & Owlbeech Woods, 12 viii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Xestia rhomboidea (Esper, 1790)
Fernhurst, viii 2007
Photo: Sarah Patton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

Copyright The Sussex Moth Group © 2020
Valid HTML5