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Aporophyla lutulenta (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Feb. 23, 2023, 3:18 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, only recorded from three provinces. Nowadays only known from the southern part of the country.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Xyleninae > Tribus: Xylenini > Genus: Aporophyla > Subgenus: Phylapora > Species: Aporophyla lutulenta
Vernacular names
Bruine witvleugeluil (NL), Deep-brown Dart (EN), Braune Glattrückeneule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1900–1913. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise Supplément: 1–464. On page 141.




Wingspan: 36–44 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a small larva and pupates underground. The adults are active from dusk onwards and later come sparsely to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid September till mid October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa and Deschampsia cespitosa
Host plant (genera):
Crataegus, Cytisus and Rumex
Grasses, Shrubs and Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on various grasses like: Deschampsia cespitosa, but also on herbaceous plants and shrubs like: Crataegus, Prunus spinosa, Cytisus or Rumex.

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