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73.317 ~ 2089 ~ Heart & Dart ~ Agrotis exclamationis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common & sometimes abundant species which is found throughout the county. 

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-44mm.

Confusion species

The black collar separates this species from all other darts.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


All habitats except those at extreme altitude.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a fully grown larva in an underground earthen cocoon in which it later pupates. Larva late July-Spring feeding until October.
Montgomeryshire photos
2089 heart & dart
Photo by PRW, 11th June 2007, Commins Coch
2089 heart & dart
Photo by DB, 18th June 2011, Middletown
2089 heart & dart
Photo by LW, 17th June 2017, Dernol