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Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)

Dark Sword-grass
73.3270 (B&F: 2091)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Noctuinae
        »Tribe: Noctuini

An annual immigrant and suspected occasional temporary resident. It occurs sparingly at mv light in most places, occasionally common near the coast. Adults have been seen from early February to early December, but fly most numerously from mid July to late October. Larval foodplants have not been recorded in Sussex, though the roots and leaves of many different unidentified wild and cultivated plants have been mentioned elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Bracklesham, 19 xii 2015
Photo: Derek Lee
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Lindfield, 29 ix 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Nr. Battle, 09 ix 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Herstmonceux, 13 x 2018
Photo: Mike Mullis
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Battle, 13 xi 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Henfield, 23 iv 2019
Photo: Paula Blake
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Crowborough, 22 iv 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Edburton, 14 viii 2010
Photo: Tony Wilson
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Pulbborough Brooks, 17 ix 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)
Edburton, 27 viii 2006
Photo: Tony Wilson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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