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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum
Heart and Dart
Agrotis exclamationis
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Heart and Club
Agrotis clavis

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2088 / 73.320

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally distributed, and by no means uncommon at light. Noted at Copdock, infrequent at Ipswich and Waldringfield, Monks Soham occasionally most years, Aldeburgh, Fritton, Gorleston; Bury; Brandon.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common and widespread.

Life history: Single-brooded. Very occasional late autumn records in recent years.

Identification: Quite a variable species ranging from pale sandy brown in colour to almost blackish.
Male Heart and Dart has unfeathered antennae and an obvious black collar mark. Turnip moth is slightly larger and has a more pointed dart mark.

Habitat: A wide variety of grassy habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
03/07/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
03/07/20241226TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
02/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/07/20241026TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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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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