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Double Square-spot
Xestia triangulum

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2128 / 73.361
Photo © Ian Marshall, 4 Jul 2008,  North Ferriby, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Primarily a woodland species, though it is frequent in other places' (PQW). Most commonly recorded in the south of VC63, but still widespread and frequent in the other four vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread in all areas with a significant increase in numbers in the last few years.

Recorded in 162 (81%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/20223163SE50 - Doncaster
21/08/2022161TA32 - Withernsea
20/08/2022463SE50 - Doncaster
20/08/2022163SE23 - Horsforth / Headingly / Pudsey
19/08/2022165NZ10 - Richmond
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