Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Aporophyla nigra Haworth, 1809
Black Rustic

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.233

This species emerges in the late summer and is in flight from August to October. Associated with open heathland, moorland and calcareous grassland.
It overwinters as small larvae which pupate underground

The larvae feed on a variety of heraceous plants and grasses including heather (Calluna) and tufted-hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa).

Aporophyla nigra
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