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Sand Dart
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Euxoa nigricans
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Coast Dart
Euxoa cursoria

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2083 / 73.311

Norfolk status
Nationally Scarce.
Locally fairly well recorded in Norfolk in the last decade along the coast.

Very variable colours ranging from a straw-yellow/white to grey/brown, generally with a sandy tint.

Larva feeds on Sea Sandwort, Early Hair-grass, Common Couch, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sea Spurge and Hound's-tongue.

The most likely confusion species is Sand Dart.

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
21/09/2023127TG42Eccles
14/09/2023227TG42Eccles
11/09/2023327TG42Eccles
10/09/2023127TG42Eccles
09/09/2023327TG42Eccles
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common sand-dune plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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