Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Dog's Tooth
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([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2159 / 73.266

Morley's Final Catalogue: With us this species is nearly confined to the coast, and similar Breck District. Brantham (F. J. Buckell), Felixstow in 1901 (Gibbs), Hemley in 1901 (Wlr); Aldeburgh, ''abounds there'' (Wrt, Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, 220); common at Lowestoft (EMM. 1904, 81), Beccles, Bungay; and on 26 June 1929 in Burgh Castle marshes (Wiltshire). Stowmarket (C). Brandon (Wheeler).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common along the coast, along river valleys and in the fens on the edge of the Breck.

Life history: Double-brooded. Late records into October in Suffolk. Can come to light in large numbers at some coastal sites.

Identification: The black tooth mark in the centre of the forewing and strong white w in the outer line should distinguish this species from similar ones.

Habitat: Saltmarshes, coastal sites, river valleys, fens.

Recorded in 34 (59%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
21/08/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
21/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
20/08/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
19/08/2023825TM44 - Orford Ness
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Forewing: 15-20mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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