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Deep-brown Dart
Aporophyla lutulenta
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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 94 (67%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1926.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/12/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
06/12/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
05/12/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
29/11/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
28/11/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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