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Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2091 / 73.327
Photo © Chris Pye,  seen 7.4.09. Watton

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Forewing: 15-25mm.
Flight: July-Oct (Recorded all months)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Immigrant (?)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
One of Norfolks most regular immigrants.
Can occur in any month, mostly between June and October.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/11/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/10/2019127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
24/10/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/10/2019127TM18 - Diss
23/10/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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