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Xestia ditrapezium ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Triple-spotted Clay
73.3600 (B&F: 2127)


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

A resident species occurring singly or sparingly but is sometimes fairly common at mv light in a few special deciduous woods. Well distributed in the west but missing from most of the east. Very local and distinctly irregular in numbers and in decline. Single brooded, flying mainly from late June to early August occasionally from the second week of June or to late August. Larvae feed on birch and sallow. (Pratt, 2011)

Xestia ditrapezium ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ashcombe Bottom, Lewes, 08 vii 1988
Photo: Roy Leverton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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