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73.327 ~ 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)


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


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.
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