Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2093 (ABH73.323) Sand Dart Agrotis ripae, (Hübner, [1823])

KR10338

Hauxley RS, Northumberland
Hauxley RS, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Hauxley RS, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

This species has more delicate markings and is more generally sandy-coloured than other 'Darts'.

 

Overwinters as a larva deep in sand where it pupates in spring.

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

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): strandline plants
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Sandy beaches.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
Coast Dart Euxoa cursoria
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 2th Sept. 2013
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 2th Sept. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Archer's Dart Agrotis vestigialis
Great Staughton, May 2012
Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Tawny Shears Hadena perplexa

Nationally Scarce B

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