Aporophyla lutulenta - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 17 September 2009
Aporophyla lutulenta Adult


© Robin Howard

Aporophyla lutulenta ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Deep-brown Dart

Wingspan: 32-40mm

A univoltine species flying from mid-August to the end of October. It is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from all Las Descargues mv traps and those situated in or near the calcareous meadows of the plateau and the Causse.

The larva feeds on various woody perennials, herbaceous plants and grasses overwintering as a immature larva completing feeding in the spring before pupating underground.