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73.233 ~ 2232 ~ Black Rustic ~ Aporophyla nigra
UK Status

Resident. Common N,S,WC,(EC).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-46mm.

Confusion species

Deep-brown Dart and Northern Deep-brown Dart.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Moorland, heathland, woodland rides and occasionally gardens.


A range of herbaceous and woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva October-May, feeding at night. Pupates underground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 13th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 21st Sept 2010, Morben ISAF