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Coast Dart
Euxoa cursoria

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2083 / 73.311

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident?

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86). Yorkshire is well within the range quoted by Skinner (1984), 'from Essex to Northumberland' so its absence is rather puzzling and it is surprising that it has not been subsequently recorded at Spurn (VC61). South Gare near Redcar (VC62) would also seem to be a suitable site. Perhaps the very limited area of the dunes in these areas is not enough for a viable population.

Current status (CHF, 2011): There is still a healthy population in East Anglia and the comments in Sutton and Beaumont that this moth should be found in areas of sand dunes at Teesside and Spurn still apply. There is a record in the Millennium Review of one at High Hawkser in 1996.

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Recorded in 2 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 1996.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 34 - 38mm
Flight: July / August
Foodplant:   Sea sandwort, early hair-grass, common couch, sticky mouse-ear, sea spurge and hound's-tongue
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/1996 to 21/08/1996+62NZ90 - Robin Hoods Bay
1883+61TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
August 1880+61TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
1880+61TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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