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Double Square-spot
Xestia triangulum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2128 / 73.361
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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 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/2021127TG33 - Bacton
07/09/2021128TF91 - Dereham
06/09/2021428TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
21/08/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
Further info: Xestia triangulum
 
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