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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 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2013.

‹ Setaceous Hebrew Character  |  Double Square-spot ›

Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2013227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
27/07/2013127TG24 - Cromer
26/07/2013127TG24 - Cromer
26/07/2013228TM09 - Attleborough
24/07/2013128TM09 - Attleborough
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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