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Crescent Dart
Agrotis trux

(Hubner, [1824]) 2090 / 73.324

Davey, P., 2009: A coastal species in southern England and Wales, the larva feeding on a herbaceous plant species. In Dorset, the moth is confined to sea-cliff habitat with no geological preference, where it is common very locally. The national norm is for a single brood in July and August, but the following light trap records suggest a partial second generation in some years during the autumn: West Bexington, on 24 September and on 16 October 2005 (R Eden), Portland, on 25 September 1961 (C de... Read More

Recorded in 18 (45%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Not known in the wild
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/201919SY49 Bridport
01/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
31/07/201919SY87 Lulworth coast
29/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
29/07/201919SY49 Bridport

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