Damp open broadleaved woodland, carr woodland and bushy fens. (also parks and gardens)
Very similar to Double Square-spot, determination can be made by resting position, forewing colouration and hindwing colouration.
i. Triple-spotted Clay tends to rest with wings wrapped more tightly together, giving the moth a more slender appearance.
ii. Triple-spotted Clay is a darker moth, usually a purplish-brown colour.
iii. Triple-spotted Clay typically has pale grey or light cream contrasting hindwings,
iv. If uncertain will require gen. det. to confirm.
|[L] Triple-spotted Clay|
Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.