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Agrotis exclamationis (Heart and Dart)

Wikipedia Abstract

The heart and dart (Agrotis exclamationis) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. A familiar moth to many, it is considered one of the most common of the European region. It occurs throughout the Palearctic ecozone from Ireland to Japan. The larva is brown above and grey below and feeds on a variety of plants, both wild and cultivated (see list below). This is one of the notorious cutworms and often severs or fatally damages plants at the base. The species overwinters as a full-grown larva in a chamber in the soil before pupating in the spring.
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Prey / Diet

Beta maritima (sea beet)[1]
Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[2]
Centranthus ruber (red valerian)[2]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[2]
Chenopodium vulvaria (stinking goosefoot)[2]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[2]
Plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain)[2]
Polygonum aviculare subsp. aviculare (prostrate knotweed)[1]
Rumex acetosa (garden sorrel)[1]
Spinacia oleracea (spinach)[1]
Stellaria media (chickweed)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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