Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2231 (ABH73.231) Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulenta, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09649

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, Sept 2005
Hemingford Grey, Sept 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 23rd Sept 2013
Hemingford Grey, 23rd Sept 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius), Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Field Gromwell (Lithospermum arvense), Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua), Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), broadleaved shrubs, grasses
Flying: One generation, September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open habitats, grassland, heathland and coastal areas on chalky or lighter soils.

Regional Information

Recorded in 58 (21.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 July to 24 October

Similar Species
Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra


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