73.320 (2088) Heart and Club Agrotis clavis (Hufnagel, 1766)

Status
Resident or Extinct? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) stated it had occurred at Marchmount (VC72). Buchanan White of Perth (1895) listed it as occurring in Colvend and Southwick parishes (VC73). J. Garraway informed Gordon (1913) of two he had taken at sugar at the end of Drumblair Road, Luce Bay, in June 1905.
The only record since then was when D. R. Cowden found it at Portpatrick (VC74) sometime during 1972 (BRC data).
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a fully grown larva, August until the spring, when it pupates from an underground cell
 
Larval foodplants
A wide variety of herbaceous plants.
 
Identification
The central dart-mark is usually blunt, and on broad, blunt forewings, without the dark brown collar of Heart and Dart, should aid identity.
 
Habitat
Coastal sand-dunes and other dry habitats.
 
Recorders' notes
Because of its rarity status a quality photo or specimen is required for record acceptance.
© Keith Naylor

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