Irish moths

Dark Sword-grass, Agrotis ipsilon

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Noctuinae

2091     *     Dark Sword-grass     *     Agrotis ipsilon

Regular migrant, common
Wingspan: 35-50mm

Flight time: March-November, most frequent August-October
Recorded from many habitats, most frequent near S and E coasts

Larvae are thought to feed near ground level on herbaceous plants

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August and September 2010

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