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Archer's Dart
Agrotis vestigialis (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2085 / 73.322
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson,  Blakeney Point 2020-09-05

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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Quite a distinctive 'Dart'.
Coastal habitats, heathland, fens, grassland.
Mainly found Breckland and coast.

Recorded in 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
10/09/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
08/09/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/09/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
08/09/2020227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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