Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2092 (ABH73.325) Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta, (Hübner, [1803])

KR10343

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Shuttle-shaped Dart
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, 9th May 2020. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 9th May 2020. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 20th May 2020. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 20th May 2020. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 12-16mm.
Foodplant(s): docks (Rumex spp.), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Knotgrass (Polygonium aviculare), lettuces (Lactuca spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, April-July and August-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open grassland, farmland, heathland, wetland and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 132 (48.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 March to 10 November

Similar Species
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Flame Axylia putris


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5