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2232 Black Rustic, Aporophyla nigra (Haworth, 1809)

Status and ecology:

Resident. Occurs sparingly or fairly commonly in a wide range of habitats in East Sussex, often fairly common to common in West Sussex. Well distributed but local in high numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of September to early November. Larvae feed on heather, petty whin, dock, dandelion and foxglove. (Pratt, 2011)

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Pagham Harbour, ix 2006 Photo: Ivan Lang

Aporophyla nigra (Haworth, 1809)

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