Heart & Dart - Agrotis exclamationis
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.
All types of habitat.
Flies from May to July, when it is readily attracted to light.
Various wild and garden plants make up the foodplants of the larvae.
It is a common often abundant species throughout most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015