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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Malvern Hills. 23/08/2007

Similar West Midlands Species
White-line Dart
Euxoa tritici
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Square-spot Dart
Euxoa obelisca

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2080 / 73.312

A rare resident on the Malverns.

A species of rocky and hilly areas.

Probably overwinters as an egg and adults are attracted to light.

Note can look very similar to White-line Dart but it lacks the black arrow-shaped markings on the inner edge of the outer cross-line found on that species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Probably low-growing plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
22/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
15/08/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
14/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
12/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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