Noctuidae : Noctuinae
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Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans
Coast Dart
Euxoa cursoria
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White-line Dart
Euxoa tritici

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2081 / 73.313
=Euxoa eruta

Morley's Final Catalogue: Among the most ubiquitous of the summer Noctuae throughout the length and, from Lowestoft to Worlington, breadth of the County.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common resident along the coast and in the Brecks, with scattered records elsewhere.

Life history: Single-brooded. Seen from the June to September in Suffolk. Can be found on flowers after dark as well as coming to light. Larvae regulary found buried in loose sand on heathland sites during the day.

Identification: Both Coast dart and Garden dart lack the black triangle marks in the outer area of the forewing.

Habitat: Mainly heathland, acid grassland, coastal grassland and open woodland.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1836.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
22/10/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
15/09/2023325TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
13/09/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
11/09/2023226TL77 - Mildenhall
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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