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Euxoa nigricans (Linnaeus, 1761)

Garden Dart
73.3140 (B&F: 2082)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Noctuinae
    »Tribe: Noctuini

Status and ecology:

This resident species is in serious danger of extinction in both vice-counties and was last detected in East Sussex in 2000. Prior to the mid-1990s the moth was sometimes fairly common to common at mv light in gardens along the coast and on the Downs, and was very well distributed in the south. Since then it has only occurred singly or sparingly and colonies have become very thinly distributed. Always extremely local and distinctly irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the third week of July to late August, occasionally from late June or to mid September. Outside of Sussex a wide variety of wild and garden plant have been listed have been listed as the larval foodplants. (Pratt, 2011)

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Ashcombe Bottom, Lewes, viii 1988 Photo: Roy Leverton

Euxoa nigricans (Linnaeus, 1761)


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