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73.36 ~ 2127 ~ Triple-spotted Clay ~ Xestia ditrapezium
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 39-46mm.

Confusion species

Setaceous Hebrew Character and Double Square-spot.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp, open broadleaf woodland, occasionally parks and gardens.


Many herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva August-May, feeding at night. Pupates on or just below the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 9th June 2010, Llanfyllin