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Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2091 / 73.327
Norfolk status
One of Norfolks most regular migrants.
Can occur in any month, mostly between June and October.

Breeding in the UK has never been proven. The larvae feed on various herbaceous plants, but thought unable to over-winter.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 21.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/05/21127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
17/06/2022127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/06/20221128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/06/2022127TG20 - Norwich
16/06/2022628TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-25mm.
Flight: July-Oct (Recorded all months)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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