Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Tony Grant,  Caught MV blacklight 04/10/2023 in garden nr. Bear Cross roundabout Bournemouth

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Deep-brown Dart
Aporophyla lueneburgensis
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Black Rustic
Aporophyla nigra

(Haworth, 1809) 2232 / 73.233

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, but scarce in central and eastern England, the larva feeding on various grasses and herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent rising to abundant locally on unimproved grassland on chalky soils and on heathland where heather (Calluna vulgaris) and heath (Erica spp.) are likely foodplants.

This moth may be confused with the Deep-brown Dart2231. Diagnostics include: the presence of a whitish or golden-edged reniform... Read More

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/201919SY98 Wareham
26/11/201919SZ07 Swanage
24/11/201919SY98 Wareham
23/11/201919SY98 Wareham
23/11/201919SZ07 Swanage

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