|73.351 ~ 2114 ~ Double Dart ~ Graphiphora augur|
A scarce species which has only been recorded from scattered sites throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 38-48mm.
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.
Broadleaf woodland and scrub, hedgerows, parkland, gardens and wet or boggy places.
Sallow, birch, blackthorn, hawthorn and herbaceous plants.
Overwinters as a small larva near the soil. Larva Aug-May, feeding at night. Pupates just below the soil.
Photo by LW, 27th June 2010, Dernol
Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by PB, 15th June 2011, Morben ISAF