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2091 ~ Dark Sword-grass ~ Agrotis ipsilon
UK Status

Migrant. Scattered records

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records, that can vary in number each year.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-55mm.

Confusion species

Pearly Underwing.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Mainly coastal areas, but is also found in smaller numbers inland.

Foodplant

A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Adults that arrive in the spring probably give rise to another generation in the summer though breeding has never been confirmed.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 13th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin
 
Photo by PRW, 20th Aug 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 8th Aug 2010, Commins Coch