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Double Square-spot
Xestia triangulum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2128 / 73.361
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  29/06/2018 - Norwich

Similar Norfolk Species
Triple-spotted Clay
Xestia ditrapezium
Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica
Forewing: 17-19mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/2019228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/09/2019127TG20 - Norwich
19/08/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
17/08/2019128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
04/08/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
Further info: Xestia triangulum
 
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