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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 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
22/09/2023127TG10Cringleford / Intwood
07/09/2023127TG20Norwich (Thorpe St Andrew)
06/09/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
31/08/2023128TF83North Creake
31/08/2023127TG33Ridlington
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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