Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.231 [B&F: 2231] Deep-brown Dart (Aporophyla lutulenta) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Common on calcareous grassland, rough meadows, downland, heathland, sand-dunes and gardens throughout England; wanderers do turn up some distance from known colonies, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Fairly well distributed and common in Hampshire, but restricted on the Isle of Wight to the western tip. Wingspan 38-42 mm. Recently split from the somewhat similar Northern Deep-brown Dart A. lueneburgensis, from which geographically separated and, on average, smaller and more black than brown. Larva feeds on Broad-leaved Dock, Common Sorrel, Sheep's Sorrel and other herbaceous plants, and various grasses.

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