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Deep-brown Dart
Aporophyla lutulenta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2231 / 73.231
Photo © Peter Tilley

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Feathered Brindle
Aporophyla australis
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
Open habitats, grassland, heathland and coastal areas on chalky or lighter soils.

(NB: A paper has been published in French moth journal Oreina, June 2012 by Georges E. R. J. Orphant entitled: “Aporophyla lutulenta (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) et Aporophyla lueneburgensis (Freyer, 1848), une seule et même espèce” – translation “Deep Brown Dart and Northern Deep Brown Dart are one and the same species”)

Recorded in 25 (36%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1923.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/09/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
22/09/2020328TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
20/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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