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Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans
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White-line Dart
Euxoa tritici

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2081 / 73.313
=Euxoa eruta

Davey, P., 2009: A coastal sandhill and heathland species in Britain, the larva feeding on various small herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally common on coastal sandhills and on heathland, but is absent from clay and chalky soils. The White-line Dart is a highly variable species, and occasionally small dark forms approaching the closely related continental species Euxoa crypta are observed.

Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
07/09/201919SY98 Wareham
06/09/201919SY98 Wareham
05/09/201919SY98 Wareham
01/09/201919SY98 Wareham

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