Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Deep-brown Dart
Aporophyla lueneburgensis
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Black Rustic
Aporophyla nigra

(Haworth, 1809) 2232 / 73.233

A common resident across the region.

Found in a range of open habitats from gardens to moorland.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults are attracted to light and sugar and will also visit Ivy blossom.

Recorded in 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1926.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
16/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
14/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
13/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
12/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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