Noctuidae : Noctuinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Xestia c-nigrum
Double Square-spot
Xestia triangulum
 
Triple-spotted Clay
2127 Xestia ditrapezium
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.360
Norfolk status
Local distribution.
Damp open broadleaved woodland, carr woodland and bushy fens. (also parks and gardens)

Very similar to Double Square-spot, determination can be made by colour of the hindwing...
Hindwing Comparison

[L] Triple-spotted Clay
light cream/grey

[R]Double Square-spot
dark brown/grey

Recorded in 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2014127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
14/07/2014128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
14/07/2014127TG14 - Sheringham
13/07/2014327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
09/07/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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