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73.363 [B&F: 2125] Northern Dart (Xestia alpicola) (Zetterstedt, 1839)


Nationally scarce (Na) in mountains and high moorland, up to 850 m, in the Scottish Highlands, Outer Hebrides, Orkneys, Pennines and Lake District, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Crowberry, over-wintering twice.

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