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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Found under moth trap sheet. Loch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland. April 2017.

Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Ingrailed Clay
Diarsia mendica
Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica
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Purple Clay
Diarsia brunnea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2122 / 73.332

Morley's Final Catalogue: Never appears in numbers, usually singly on sugar in woods, about Bentley, Ipswich, Waldringfield, Blaxhall, Needham and Hardwick near Bury.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Ingrailed clay is paler in colour. Square-spotted clay is darker in colour and has a distinct dark outer band.

Habitat: Woodland.

Recorded in 35 (60%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
28/08/2022125TM57 - Southwold
23/07/2022126TL88 - Thetford
20/07/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
12/07/2022226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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