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73.322 ~ 2085 ~ Archer's Dart  ~ Agrotis vestigialis
UK Status

A local species which is confined mainly to coastal areas of the UK, with just a few isolated colonies further inland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. First recorded at Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-18mm.

Confusion species

Sand Dart, Coast Dart, Wood's Dart & Spalding's Dart.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly coastal sand Dunes.


Various low-lying plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva September - June. Pupates underground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 22nd Aug 2020, Commins Coch

Photo by AT, 10th Aug 2021, Derwenlas