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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. July 2019

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White-line Dart
Euxoa tritici
Square-spot Rustic
Xestia xanthographa
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Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2082 / 73.314

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally distributed, but not very frequent. Of no more than occasional occurrence about Ipswich, Monks Soham, Southwold, Gorleston, &c.

Recent Suffolk Status: Still a very local moth appearing in small numbers at light traps, mainly along the coast. Declining nationally.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Quite a tricky moth to identify from similar species. Very similar to dark forms of White-line dart, but is normally plainer and darker brown and lacks the black arrow marks in the outer part of the forewing. Square-spot rustic has a broader forewing.

Habitat: Gardens, farmland, marshes, open grassland.

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
16/08/2023125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
16/08/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
04/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
01/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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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