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Immature stages

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

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

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 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2020227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
10/07/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
10/07/2020227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
10/07/2020227TG20 - Norwich
10/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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