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White-line Dart
Euxoa tritici (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2081 / 73.313
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Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans
Coast Dart
Euxoa cursoria
Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Coastal habitats and heathland.
Extremely variable in colour and can be difficult to tell apart from similar species, including Square-spot Dart (E.obelisca) and Coast Dart (E.cursoria).
To complicate matters further, some authorities consider there to be five separate species of White-line Dart of which there are two or three in Britain!

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2022128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
27/06/2022128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
26/06/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/09/2021127TG33 - Bacton
29/09/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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