Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis: Distribution map

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As soon as a replacement map service is available, distribution maps will hopefully appear here again.

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73.317 BF2089
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 30-40 mm.

One distinctive feature of this species is that it always has a black band across the front of the thorax, when viewed head-on.

It is a common species throughout most of Britain, and flies from May to July, when it is readily attracted to light.

Various wild and garden plants make up the foodplants of the larvae.
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