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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Triple-spotted clay on the right, Double-square spot on the left. Note very different appearance and resting posture. Wales. July 2021.

Similar Suffolk Species
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Xestia c-nigrum
Double Square-spot
Xestia triangulum
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Triple-spotted Clay
Xestia ditrapezium

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2127 / 73.360

Very similar to Double-square spot. Rests with wings folded more tightly over the body giving a slimmer resting posture. Often has a reddish colour to the forewing. Hindwing is white, unlike Double-square spot which is grey.

A very scarce species in the County which needs to be verified with a photo/specimen.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1909.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
10/07/2019125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
04/07/2019125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
04/07/2019125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
23/06/2019125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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