73.357 .... B&F 2134
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....Formerly very common at Eakring, but seems to have declined there in recent years. Generally still a common moth over most of Nottinghamshire.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP September 2010
Photographed at Lound Wood August 2010   Photographed at Lound Wood August 2004
Early stages                            
Overwintering (13mm length) larva, found in dry grass cuttings. Photographed at Lowdham, February 2023.
Full-grown larva (same as above). Photographed at Lowdham, March 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Square-spot Rustic
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. David Yates. Nottingham City Council. Phil Cadman. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Meg Skinner. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Ian Hunt. Graham Birkett. Martin Gray. Melanie Newman. NBGRC. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Ian Ellis. Tom Sields. Andy Adcock. Brian Wetton. Agnes Kiemel. Graham Beeley. David Shaw. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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