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Archer's Dart
Agrotis vestigialis

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2085 / 73.322

Recent Suffolk Status: Common in Breckland and the Sandlings.

It is an attractive and distinctive species which can vary in appearance but the black 'darts' are usually very obvious.

Life history: There is just one generation; adults fly from July to September and the overwintering larvae feed on bedstraws, stitchworts and various grasses.

Habitats: Mainly coastal habitats including sandhills, dry sandy heaths and Breckland.

Recorded in 34 (59%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
29/08/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
25/08/2023426TL88 - Thetford
24/08/2023325TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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