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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Kinver Edge, Staffordshire. August 12th 2016.

Similar West Midlands Species
Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans
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White-line Dart
Euxoa tritici

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2081 / 73.313
=Euxoa eruta

An uncommon resident.

A species of heathland, moorland and downland.

Overwinters as an egg while adults are attracted to light.

Note similar to Garden Dart and Square-spot Dart but it has a row of black triangles on the inside of the terminal cross-line that is lacking in those two species.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 41 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
05/09/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
05/09/20203VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
02/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
31/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98

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