Noctuidae : Noctuinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Xestia c-nigrum
Double Square-spot
Xestia triangulum
 
Triple-spotted Clay
Xestia ditrapezium

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.360/2127
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 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2015327TG14 - Sheringham
23/07/2015128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
21/07/2015128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
20/07/2015127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
15/07/2015128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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