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Heart and Dart
Agrotis exclamationis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2089 / 73.317

An abundant resident found across the region.

Found in many habitats but most abundant in lowland arable areas where the underground larvae can be a pest on cereals.

Overwinters as a fully-grown larva, the adults coming to light, often in some numbers.

Note the black forehead is distinctive and separates it from Heart and Club.

Recorded in 122 (87%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: May - August and September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
18/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
12/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
10/09/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
01/09/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO72

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