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Black Rustic
Aporophyla nigra (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2232 / 73.233
Photo © Matthew Casey,  16/08/2020 - Hethersett

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Aporophyla lutulenta
Forewing: 17-21mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Heathland, grassland, road-side verges, woodland rides.
Occurring over much of Great Britain, only recently becoming widespread in Norfolk.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/11/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
12/11/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
10/11/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
05/11/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/11/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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