The Moths of Suffolk
2230 Feathered Brindle, Aporophyla australis, (Boisduval, 1829)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Coastal areas

Habitats : Vegetated shingle beaches and sand-dunes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; September to early October

Larval foodplants : Various low-growing plants; Sea Campion, Common Sorrel, Bramble and Wood Sage

Morley's Final Catalogue : All along our coast, doubtless. Several at Felixstow in 1895 (Lord Rendlesham) and in September 1902 (Gibbs). Three at light at Thorp on 15 September 1930 (Trans. i, 101). Kessingland (EMM. 1904, 81); several at dusk and light in Benacre Broad during mid-September 1935 (Mr, Mly) and 1936 (Btn). Over thirty on Benacre denes in Sept. 1937.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-17mm, Wingspan 36-42mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDeep-brown Dart, Aporophyla lutulenta

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Portland (28.ix.2003) © L Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Felixstowe (29.ix.2002) © Paul Kitchener
Aldeburgh, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman
Found at night on Sea Campion - Shingle Street, Suffolk (v.2003) © N Sherman
 
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Bawdsey, Suffolk (25.ix.2009) © Matthew Deans
Durlston, Dorset (24.ix.2011) © Neil Sherman
Male - Swanage, Dorset (18.x.2015) © Neil Sherman