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Double Square-spot

Observed: 26th July 2012 By: PetejPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in Invertebrates
Double Square-spot
Description:

Caught in moth trap - one only.

Identifications
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This is perhaps one of those

This is perhaps one of those cases where you get to know your own moths. I have caught many "Double Square-spots" in my garden and have noticed some that look a little unusual in terms of upper-side colours/pattern (in fact, typing this I can see a selection of thumbnails of other iSpot observations of D S-s and there is a big variation in the way they come across in the pictures). Having dissected a number of odd looking D S-s, and looked at the hind wing of some others, I'm sure that Triple-spotted Clay doesn't actually exist(!) and am confident to identify "my moths" as Double Square-spots; however, a photograph of the upper side of the moth would not convey that local information and so we are stuck with the need to site on the fence (or so it maight appear)

Robert Homan

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Triple-spotted Clay / Double Square Spot

Thanks for the steer on this one. This was the first time I have attempted this species and unfortunately I photographed it for later identification thinking that it looked pretty distinctive so missed the chance to look at the hindwing. However, I had a Copper or Svensson's Copper Underwing come into the bedroom through the window and I did remember to check the hind underwing thanks to previous I Spot feedback.

Pete

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Triple-spotted Clay / Double Square Spot

Thanks for the steer on this one. This was the first time I have attempted this species and unfortunately I photographed it for later identification thinking that it looked pretty distinctive so missed the chance to look at the hindwing. However, I had a Copper or Svensson's Copper Underwing come into the bedroom through the window and I did remember to check the hind underwing thanks to previous I Spot feedback.

Pete