Agrotis puta

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Agrotis puta
Agrotis puta 190507.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Agrotis
Species: A. puta
Binomial name
Agrotis puta
(Hübner, 1803)
  • Agrotis renitens (Hübner, 1824)
  • Noctua renitens Hübner, 1824
  • Euxoa renitens (Hübner, 1824)
  • Noctua puta Hübner, [1803]
  • Bombyx radius Haworth, 1803
  • Euxoa rotroui Rothschild, 1920
  • Noctua lignosa Godart, 1825 (preocc.)
  • Xylina erythroxylea Treitschke, 1826
  • Agrotis radiola Stephens, 1829
  • Aporophyla catalaunensis Milliere, 1873
  • Agrotis puta var. meridionalis Spuler, 1905
  • Euxoa andreasi Turati, 1924
  • Euxoa hoggarti var. minima Turati, 1924
  • Euxoa silvestrii Turati, 1924

The Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is common in the Western part of Europe, but is also found in southern and central Europe, as well as North Africa and the Middle East.

Illustrated female
Illustrated male

The wingspan is 30–32 mm. Adults are on wing from May to October.

The larvae feed on various low growing plants.


  • Agrotis puta puta
  • Agrotis puta insula (Isles of Scilly)


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