|73.354 ~ 2131 ~ Square-spotted Clay ~ Xestia stigmatica|
Resident. Nat. Scarce B
This 'Nationally Scarce B' species has only been recorded from a few scattered sites in the far eastern side of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 37-44mm.
Double Square-spot, Purple Clay, Triple-spotted Clay and Barred Chestnut.
Established broadleaf woodland & scrub.
Common nettle, dog's mercury & oxlip.
Overwinters as a small larva. Larva Sept-May, feed mainly at night until mid Apr. Forms cocoon in the soil but does not change into pupa for several weeks.
Photo by MDH, 29th July 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by GBC, 26th July 2014, Lake Vyrnwy