Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis
Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis
Adult • Rye Harbour NR, E. Sussex • ©

73.230 BF2230
Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis

(Boisduval, 1829)


Wingspan 36-42 mm.

Occurring sporadically along the southern coastline of England from Suffolk to Cornwall, and also south Wales, the species inhabits a range of coastal habitats such as sandhills and shingle beaches.

Flying from August to October, the moths can be attracted to both sugar and light.

The caterpillars overwinter, feeding on a number of low plants such as sea-campion (Silene maritima) and grasses.
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