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Sand Dart
Agrotis ripae (Hübner, 1823)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2093 / 73.323
Photo © Dave Evans,  28/06/2015 - Wells Woods (Pinewoods)

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Agrotis vestigialis
Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Many strandline plants.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce, restricted to sandy beaches on the Norfolk coast.
More dainty marks and general sandy colouring than other 'Darts'.

Recorded in 17 (25%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2020328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
26/05/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
25/05/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/05/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
24/05/2020327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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