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Heart and Club
Agrotis clavis

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2088 / 73.320

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout south-east England becoming progressively more scarce further north and west, the polyphagous larva at first eats the foliage of the host plant, then descends beneath the ground to eat the roots. The larvae are a serious pest of various crops in Europe. In Dorset, the moth is locally common among unimproved grassland along the coast and inland on both alkaline and on acid soils. It is rare on heathland. The national norm is for a single brood in... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/201919SY98 Wareham
12/08/201949SY98 Wareham
11/08/201919SY98 Wareham
10/08/201919SY98 Wareham
09/08/201929SY98 Wareham

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