73.353 .... B&F 2130
Dotted Clay Xestia baja ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....The best site for this moth in Nottinghamshire is Sherwood Forest, but it occurs on many other sites lying on Sherwood Sandstone. It appears to be scarce at sites along the Trent Valley, although this may be partly down to the lack of access records.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest July 2008   Photographed at Lound Wood July 2008
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dotted Clay
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. David Yates. Sean Tobin. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Graham Birkett. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Steven Chick. Graham Beeley. Ian Ellis. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024

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