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Toadflax Brocade
Calophasia lunula

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2223 / 73.059
Norfolk status
Former Scarce immigrant/vagrant, now breeding in Norfolk.
First Norfolk records in 2004 when three recorded at two sites in East Norfolk VC27.
First West Norfolk VC28 record of an adult moth in 2021 (T. Bellars, 04/06/2021)

The established breeding range of Toadflax Brocade in Britain was confined to parts of the Kent and Sussex coasts, typically favouring areas of shingle where various non-native species of Toadflax became established.
A number of East Anglian records in recent years shows an expansion of the breeding range in the UK.

Larvae recorded in Norfolk for the first time in September 2019 at Hellesdon by D. Longe. Five larvae were initially found on 3rd September feeding on Purple Toadflax in the recorder's garden.
Larvae have now been found in both East and West Norfolk all feeding on Purple Toadflax.

Recorded in 15 (20%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/2022127TG20 - Norwich
15/08/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
14/08/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
13/08/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
05/08/2022728TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Purple Toadflax and Common Toadflax
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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