Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)

Top moth in the trap at the moment is the Heart and Dart, out scoring the others quite significantly although the numbers and varieties of moths at present is still disappointingly low.

Not a real 'looker', the Heart and Dart is a bit ordinary and not one you love to see every time you open up the trap in the morning. A quick look at the dark brown pacheson the for wing is enough to see how it got its name. One is the shape of a heart, the other a dart!

The Heart and Dart flies from Mid May until the end of July and is widespread and often common throughout most of the British Isles. Like many moths, it is keen on Buddleia, Valerian and Ragwort.

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