Noctuidae : Noctuinae

Photo © Stephen Youngs,  15/07/2015 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Triple-spotted Clay
Xestia ditrapezium
Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica
Double Square-spot
Xestia triangulum

(Hufnagel, 1766) 73.361/2128
Norfolk status
Mnay habitats including woodland, hedgerows, fens, grassland, heathland and gardens.

See also Triple-spotted Clay, 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 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
09/08/2015127TG20 - Norwich
09/08/2015127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
08/08/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
07/08/2015128TF91 - Dereham
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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