The Moths of Suffolk
2083 Coast Dart, Euxoa cursoria, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : In low numbers along the coast

Habitats : Coastal sand-dunes

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

Larval foodplants : Various common plants growing in sand-dunes

Morley's Final Catalogue : A submaritime species, as locally common in the Breck District (as has not been thitherto noticed) at Brandon and Freckenham (Mly) as it is upon our east coast at Sizewell in 1936, Southwold and Lowestoft

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-18mm, Wingspan 34-38mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultWhite-line Dart, Euxoa tritici
Garden Dart, Euxoa nigricans
Sand Dart, Agrotis ripae

Compare confusion species
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Southwold (17.viii.2001) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Unusual inland record - Darsham Marshes, Suffolk (6.viii.2011) © Neil Sherman
Benacre, Suffolk (3.viii.2002) © Matthew Deans
Southwold, Suffolk (30.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
 
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Southwold, Suffolk (30.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Southwold, Suffolk (30.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Dunwich, Suffolk (25.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener