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Sand Dart
Agrotis ripae (Hübner, 1823)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2093 / 73.323
Photo © David Howdon,  17/09/2018 - Titchwell Beach West

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Archer's Dart
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 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
11/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
10/08/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/08/2020127TG33 - Bacton
05/08/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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