Noctuoidea

Noctuinae

Imago
Genus
Xestia
Species
baja
Author/Year
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
English Vernacular
Dotted Clay
French Vernacular
Belladone
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 38-44mm

Imago: Univoltine, a species that can be attracted to both light and sugar.  A species that inhabits woodland, heathland and rough grassland, it is a regular visitor here.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on many different trees and herbaceous plants such as birch (Betula), bramble (Rubus fruticosus) and dock (Rumex ssp)

Overwinter: As a larva

Imago