Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta
Adult • Hardenberg, The Netherlands • © Ab H. Baas

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Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta

(Hübner, [1803])

Wingspan 30-32 mm.

A sexually dimorphic species, the males having brownish variegated forewings and white hindwings, the females fairly plain dark brown forewings and buffish hindwings.

Occupying a range of habitats, there are possibly three generations during the year, with moths on the wing from May to October.

Fairly common in southern England and Wales, its range only extends as far north as the Midlands.

The larvae feed on a number of low plants.

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