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Garden Dart
Euxoa nigricans (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2082 / 73.314
Photo © Peter Tilley

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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Local, declining species.
Variable in colour and found in a wide range of habitats including gardens, allotments and farmland, but seems to favour North Norfolk coastal areas.

Recorded at low density, but a fairly consistent 10-20 records per year.

Recorded in 60 (81%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
24/08/2023128TL78Weeting Heath
11/08/2023127TG11Taverham
11/08/2023128TF72Great Massingham
29/07/2023127TG14Sheringham
22/06/2023127TG20Poringland
18/06/2023127TG24Overstrand
20/08/2022127TM18Shimpling
06/08/2022128TF63Dersingham
17/07/2022127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
16/07/2022+28TL79Cranwich Heath
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