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Shuttle-shaped Dart
Agrotis puta

(Hübner, 1803) 2092 / 73.325

A now common resident but, in Staffordshire at least, there had only been 8 records prior to 1980,so a massive expansion.

Found in many habitats including gardens.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come readily to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 104 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: Two generations April - October
Foodplant:   Docks, Dandelion other herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
21/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
18/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
13/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
12/10/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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