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Six-striped Rustic
Xestia sexstrigata
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Dotted Clay
Xestia baja

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2130 / 73.353

Morley's Final Catalogue: Termed ''common'' and not worth localising in our 1890 Catalogue! Now so infrequent as to be capable of instance solely in the Bentley and Fritton woods, singly on sugar.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local in the Brecks, coast and river valleys in the county.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Six-striped rustic lacks the black mark in the corner of the forewing.

Habitat: Woodland, wooded heathland, scrub, carr woodland.

Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/2023126TL88 - Thetford
17/08/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
11/06/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
22/08/2022226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
15/08/2022926TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 17-21mm.
Flight: One generation July-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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