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Euxoa tritici
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Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2082 / 73.314

An uncommon and declining resident, found mainly in the south.

Found in a wide range of habitats such as gardens, allotments, farmland, woodland rides.

Overwinters as an egg while adults are attracted in small numbers to light and sugar.

Note lacks the row of black triangles on the inside of the outer cross-line found in White-line Dart.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 54 (39%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: July - September
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
23/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
02/08/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
02/08/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
22/08/20171VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
21/07/2016+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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