The Moths of Suffolk
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart, Agrotis puta, (Hübner, 1803)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Can occur almost anywhere

Flight Period : Double or triple-brooded from April to October

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Levelly distributed, and anything but rare from Sudbury (Ransom) to Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-16mm, Wingspan 30-32mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultFlame, Axylia putris

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Thetford (10.v.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2004) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2007) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (18.v.2007) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Eye, Suffolk (18.v.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Thetford, Norfolk (23.iv.2009) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.v.2010) © A Prichard
 
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Bilateral gynandromorph - Ipswich, Suffolk (2.vi.2012) © Paul Kitchener