Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2082 (ABH73.314) Garden Dart Euxoa nigricans, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR10275

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Garden Dart
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is quite variable in ground colour.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): clovers (Trifolium spp.), docks (Rumex spp.), plantains (Plantago spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, July- mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, farmland, download, open grassland, wet areas and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 65 (24.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 June to 19 September

Similar Species
Ramsey, 2011
Ramsey, 2011
 Photo © Martin Lovell
White-line Dart Euxoa tritici (=crypta)
Coast Dart Euxoa cursoria
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, grey, brown, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5