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73.320 (BF2088)

Heart & Club   

Agrotis clavis
Adult: 3
Resident. Rare.


The central dart-mark is usually blunt, on broad, blunt forewings, and without the dark brown collar of Heart and Dart.

Recording Method.

Attracted to light, also comes to sugar and flowers.

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.


Coastal sand-dunes and other dry habitats.


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).

5 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1972 1870 2017

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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