Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2091 (ABH73.327) Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR10346

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dark Sword-grass
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 2000 (female)
Hemingford Grey, 2000 (female)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 11th Sept. 2015. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 11th Sept. 2015. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is a fairly common immigrant but does not appear to be able to overwinter in the UK.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 15-25mm.
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, July-October, but recorded in all months
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, farmland, heathland, moorland and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 January to 07 December

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia


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