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73.314 ~ 2082 ~ Garden Dart ~ Euxoa nigricans
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A very uncommon species, found from just a few sites in the far east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

White-line Dart.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Many different habitats.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg laid on the foodplant. Larva March-June, feeding mainly at night. Pupates underground in an earth formed cocoon. 
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 2nd Aug 2015, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen. Det.

Photo by SOS, 2nd Sept 2016, Guilsfield