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Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2082 / 73.314

Davey, P., 2009: A lowland species most frequently found on the eastern half of Britain, the larva feeding on herbaceous plants and noted as a pest species on vegetables, cultivated plants, clovers (Trifolium spp.), plantain (Plantago spp.) and Umbelliferae. In Dorset, the moth is at low density and occurs in a variety of different habitats. It is found locally in the salt marshes of Poole Harbour, in suburban gardens in Dorchester, Weymouth, Swanage and Poole, and on rich soils... Read More

Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: July - September
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
05/08/201619ST70 Hazelbury Bryan
05/08/201619ST70 Hazelbury Bryan
26/09/201519SY78 Broadmayne
15/08/201529SY78 Broadmayne
29/07/201519SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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