Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2085 (ABH73.322) Archer's Dart Agrotis vestigialis, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR10356

near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 2th Sept. 2013
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 2th Sept. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 2th Sept. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found feeding during day

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): bedstraws (Galium spp.), stitchworts (Stellaria spp.), Sea Sandwort (Honckenya peploides), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Coastal habitats, heathland, fens, grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in

Similar Species
Coast Dart Euxoa cursoria
Hauxley RS, Northumberland
Hauxley RS, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Sand Dart Agrotis ripae

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, grey, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5