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Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2091 / 73.327
Photo © Laura King,  28/08/2020 - Lower Hellesdon

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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 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/2020127TM18 - Diss
25/11/2020127TM18 - Diss
10/11/2020127TG24 - Cromer
09/11/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
09/11/2020127TG24 - Cromer
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