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White-line Dart
Euxoa tritici (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2081 / 73.313
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  14/08/2012

Similar West Midlands Species
Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans
Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

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 40 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2019239SO88 - Highgate Common/Kinver
08/08/2019137SO87 - Kidderminster
02/08/2019239SO88 - Highgate Common/Kinver
02/08/2019339SO88 - Highgate Common/Kinver
01/09/2018+40SJ53 - Prees Heath
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