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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 40 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
08/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
02/08/20193VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
02/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
02/08/20197VC39 - StaffordshireSO88

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