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Double Square-spot
Xestia triangulum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2128 / 73.361
Photo © Murray Smith,  22/06/2020 - Lingwood

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Similar Norfolk Species
Triple-spotted Clay
Xestia ditrapezium
Square-spotted Clay
Xestia stigmatica
Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: 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 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/2020227TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
15/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/09/2020228TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
06/09/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
02/09/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
Further info: Xestia triangulum
 
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