Heart & Club - Agrotis clavis
Wingspan 35 to 40 mm. Similar to the more common Heart & Dart, but the central dart-mark is shorter, blunter and more club like. Collar may have thin dark lines, but rarely has a dark broad band.
Frequents sand dunes and waste ground, it is a frequent visitor to light.
June and July.
The caterpillars feed on the leaves and roots of low-growing plants including Knotgrass and Clover.
Distributed mainly in the south and south-east of England, where it is common in places, it has a scattered distribution elsewhere, being rather local. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).
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