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73.351 ~ 2114 ~ Double Dart ~ Graphiphora augur
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce species which has only been recorded from scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-48mm.

Confusion species

Although the books say "none", this species could easily be overlooked amongst the worn grey arches, dark arches and heart & darts that frequent moth traps in the summer. It also looks a bit like dingy shears at first glance.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland and scrub, hedgerows, parkland, gardens and wet or boggy places.


Sallow, birch, blackthorn, hawthorn and herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva near the soil. Larva Aug-May, feeding at night. Pupates just below the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by LW, 27th June 2010, Dernol

Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 15th June 2011, Morben ISAF