Irish moths

Small Square-spot

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Noctuinae

2123     *     Small Square-spot     *     Diarsia rubi

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 28-33mm

Flight time: Two generations, May-September
Habitat: Gardens, damp woodlands, marshy areas

Larvae feed on various herbaceous plants including Foxglove, Docks, Dandelions and heathers

Similar: Square-spot Rustic and dark forms of Ingrailed Clay

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2010

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