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Similar West Midlands 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

A fairly common resident, more so in the south.

More often found in damp and open broadleaved woodland but sometimes in parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a larva. The adults come to light and to sugar but also visit flowers.

Note most resembles Double Square-spot but that species has a broader wing and doesn't have the pinkish tinge.

Recorded in 80 (57%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
17/08/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
11/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
10/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
08/08/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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