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Sand Dart
Agrotis ripae (Hübner, 1823)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2093 / 73.323
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Euxoa cursoria
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Agrotis vestigialis
Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Many strandline plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Nationally Scarce, restricted to sandy beaches.

Well recorded in Norfolk, and fairly consistent, with around 500 per year recorded at coastal sites over the last two decades.

More dainty marks and general sandy colouring than other 'Darts'.

Recorded in 17 (23%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
11/07/2023128TF74Titchwell NNR
09/07/2023128TF74Holme NNR
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