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Deep-brown Dart
Aporophyla lueneburgensis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2231 / 73.232
Photo © Nicky Rowberry,  Malvern Link 08/10/21

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon and declining resident species, largely in the east.

Found in open habitats like downland, heathland, rough grassland.

Overwinters as a small larva with adults coming to light and sugar.

Recorded in 58 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
22/10/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
21/10/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
21/10/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
20/10/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
Further info: Aporophyla lueneburgensis
 
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