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Deep-brown Dart
Aporophyla lutulenta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2231 / 73.231
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  26/09/2021 - Peddars Way

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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
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 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1923.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/10/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/10/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/10/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/10/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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