Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2232 (ABH73.233) Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra, (Haworth, 1809)

KR09651

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), clovers (Trifolium spp.), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, grassland, road-side verges, woodland rides.

Regional Information

Recorded in 66 (24.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 June to 23 November

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulenta


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, yellow, purple, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5