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Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2091 / 73.327

A fairly common migrant and occasional resident.

Has been found in most habitats.

Not known if it survives the winter in the immature state. Adults are attracted to light.

Recorded in 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-25mm
Flight: July - October mainly but noted in all months
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant / Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
11/11/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
08/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
05/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK22
02/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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