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Shuttle-shaped Dart
Agrotis puta

(Hübner, 1803) 2092 / 73.325

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, but absent from northern districts, the larva feeding on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, occasionally abundant, and, historically: "sometimes, in the Poole district, the larvae are a rather serious pest, as they bite off the young growth of vegetables just below the surface of the ground." (W Parkinson-Curtis manuscript). The moth is double-brooded in the county with the peak of the second brood, on... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: Two generations April - October
Foodplant:   Docks, Dandelion other herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/11/201919SY98 Wareham
05/11/201919SY98 Wareham
04/11/201919SY98 Wareham
03/11/201919ST90 Spetisbury
23/10/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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