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Heart and Dart
Agrotis exclamationis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2089 / 73.317

Davey, P., 2009: A species often associated with cultivated land and one of the most abundant moth species occurring in England and Wales, but becoming less frequent further north, the larva feeding on a wide range of plant species. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and abundant. In favourable years trap totals are vast, for example, 19000 at Furzebrook in 1976 and 11000 at West Bexington in 1996. The national norm is for a single brood from mid-May to late July, but in Dorset the moth is... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: May - August and September
Foodplant:   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
27/10/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
27/09/201919ST40 Beaminster
27/09/201919SY49 Bridport
19/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
18/09/201929ST61 Sherborne

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