The Moths of Suffolk
2082 Garden Dart, Euxoa nigricans, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread at low density

Habitats : A wide range of habitats

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed, but not very frequent. Of no more than occasional occurrence about Ipswich, Monks Soham, Southwold, Gorleston, &c.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 32-40mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSquare-spot Dart, Euxoa obelisca
White-line Dart, Euxoa tritici

Compare confusion species
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Bawdsey, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (24.vii.2012) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2014) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (18.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener