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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 44 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
10/09/20227VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
23/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
13/08/20222VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
13/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO39

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