Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09649 Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulenta, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2231 (ABH73.231)


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:


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

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra

Larva Type:
Green, white, brown, purple, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: