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White-line Dart
Euxoa tritici
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Square-spot Dart
Euxoa obelisca

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2080 / 73.312

Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species now confined to sea cliffs and rocky coasts in western and southern Britain and eastern Scotland, the larva feeding on various small herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is common very locally and occupies two distinctly different biotypes. The first is the rocky coast terrain of Purbeck. Although equivalent geology and habitat exists on Portland, no Square-spot Darts have been recorded. The single record from West Bexington suggests dispersal... Read More

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Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Probably low-growing plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/201619SY66 Portland Bill
04/09/201619SY66 Portland Bill
28/08/201619SY67 Portland / Weymouth
28/08/201619SY67 Portland / Weymouth
15/09/201529SZ07 Swanage

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