Moths - Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)
The main distinctive identifying feature of the Heart and Dart is the black band across the front of the thorax, when viewed head-on.
Two generations - Mid May to late August with a smal second generation is September (usually only in the south of the UK). The Heart and Dart is a common species throughout the UK.
Comes to light - may occur in large numbers during peak emergence in light traps.
Larval Food Plants
A wide range of wild and cultivated herbaceous plants.
Occurs in all habitats except at high altitude. Common in suburban gardens.
Where to see the Heart and Dart in Warwickshire