Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2127 (ABH73.360) Triple-spotted Clay Xestia ditrapezium, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10200

Kilmartin, Argyll 28-07-14
Kilmartin, Argyll 28-07-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Kilmartin, Argyll 28-07-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Forewing length: 17-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Primrose (Primula vulgaris), sallows (Salix spp.), Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), birches (Betula spp.), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, late June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp open broadleaved woodland, carr woodland, bushy fens, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 June to 17 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum
Great Staughton, August 2011
Great Staughton, August 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Square-spotted Clay Xestia stigmatica (=rhomboidea)

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5