Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Xestia ditrapezium [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Triple-spotted Clay

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.360

Rarely recorded in the Outer Hebrides

Initially the larvae feed on herbaceous plants and hibernate when small to recommence feeding in spring on various foodplants including willow (Salix), birch (Betula) and bramble (Rubus).

Xestia ditrapezium
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