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2128 ~ Double Square-spot ~ Xestia triangulum
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-46mm.

Confusion species

Setaceous Hebrew Character and Triple-spotted Clay.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Many habitats including, woodland, hedgerows, river banks and gardens.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva August-May, feeding at night. Pupates underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd June 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 2nd July 2013, Middletown
Pic shows a red form