A discovery in De Peel: the noctuid moth Xestia stigmatica new for the Netherlands (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Xestia stigmatica is present all over Europe, but was not recorded in the Netherlands. In 2001 a single female was caught at light, in the commune of Deurne (province of Noord-Brabant). The site is located in De Peel, a large peat area, which has been largely exploited in the past. Thanks to huge efforts to find more specimens, a second female was caught at syrup in 2007, close to the first site. We tentatively consider the two females vagrants, although it cannot be excluded that a small population exists near Deurne.

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Post, F. A. H. E. (2007). Een ontdekking in de Peel: de uil Xestia stigmatica nieuw voor Nederland (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen, 27, 11–18.