Tuesday, 30 August 2016

White-line Dart

We caught this moth in Aberystwyth last night and wondered initially if it was a Square-spot Dart in view of the late flight period. The books state that the White-line Dart flies mid July to mid August. However this moth shows definite black arrow heads towards the outer edge of the fore-wing and the outer central cross line curves round and barely touches the kidney mark as described in Skinner. This suggests the White-line Dart. Any thoughts on this?

Carolyn & Evan


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  1. It is a White-line Dart. All recent records have been from Aberystwyth and the Dyfi area. They may be seen throughout August and we recorded 8 on a good night at Ynyslas on 3rd September two years ago.
    Tony

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