The Moths of Suffolk
2114 Double Dart, Graphiphora augur, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread but local

Habitats : Various; broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows, marshes and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July, single late record in September

Larval foodplants : sallows, birches, Blackthorn and hawthorns and also herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Levelly distributed, and quite common on sugar, throughout Suffolk; Orford (Gibbs); Ipswich, Monks Soham at light; &c.

Wingspan details : Forewing 18-21mm, Wingspan 38-48mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Found at sugar. - Inverness-shire (16.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Aldeby, Norfolk (18.vi.2011) © Brian Jones
Lynachlaggan, Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve, Inverness-shire (25.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman