Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Longdon Marsh, Worcestershire. August 4th 2010.

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Dog's Tooth
Lacanobia suasa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2159 / 73.266

An uncommon resident, mainly in the south.

A species mainly of damp habitats but does occur in some urban and suburban gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to both light and sugar.

Note Similar to a number of species but the dark tooth-like mark in the centre of the wing which doesn't quite reach the third cross-line is distinctive.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-20mm
Flight: May - July and July - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Local
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
02/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
19/08/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
17/08/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
15/08/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
06/08/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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