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Deep-brown Dart
Aporophyla lutulenta

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2231 / 73.231

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern and eastern England, the larva feeding on various grasses and deciduous shrubs. In Dorset, the moth is local and confined mainly to the eastern and southern portion of the county where it colonises unimproved grassland, particularly on scrub and bramble-rich sites.

Recorded in 19 (48%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1959.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/201619SY88 Wool / Lulworth
23/08/201619SY78 Broadmayne
30/09/201419SY99 Lytchett Matravers
28/09/201419SY67 Portland / Weymouth
27/09/201419ST91 Tarrant Gunville

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