Xestia baja - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NOCTUIDAE

Noctuinae

Las Descargues, August, 2008
Xestia baja Adult

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© Robin Howard

Xestia baja ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Dotted Clay
La Belladone

Wingspan: 38-44mm

Imago: univoltine - July-September. A frequent visitor to light and sugar and has been recorded from woodland, heathland and grassland sites.

Larva: polyphagous on herbaceous plants, overwintering as an early instar larva before pupating just below soil level.

 

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