The Moths of Suffolk
2081 White-line Dart, Euxoa tritici, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Common in heathland areas; Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Heathland, coastal habitats, grassland and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Among the most ubiquitous of the summer Noctuae throughout the length and, from Lowestoft to Worlington, breadth of the County.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-17mm, Wingspan 28-40mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSquare-spot Dart, Euxoa obelisca
Garden Dart, Euxoa nigricans
Coast Dart, Euxoa cursoria
Heath Rustic, Xestia agathina

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich Golf Course (viii.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
VC25, Waveney Woods, Fritton, Suffolk (17.viii.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (24.viii.2011) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (2.viii.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (4.viii.2014) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (27.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (12.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener