Noctuidae : Oncocnemidinae

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Toadflax Brocade
Calophasia lunula

(Hufnagel, 1766) 73.059/2223
Norfolk status
Scarce immigrant/vagrant. Possible resident?
First Norfolk records in 2004 when three recorded at two sites.

The established breeding range of Toadflax Brocade in Britain is confined to parts of the Kent and Sussex coasts, typically favouring areas of shingle where the main food plant Purple Toadflax grows.
A number of East Anglian records in recent years show a possible expansion of the breeding range in the UK.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2011.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2011128TM09 - Attleborough
13/06/2004127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
07/06/2004127TG20 - Norwich
04/06/2004127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Season: Two generations May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Purple Toadflax and Common Toadflax
Nat Status: Red Data Book
 Immature Adult
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