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 the main food plant Purple Toadflax grew. 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 has now been found in both East and West Norfolk on Purple Toadflax.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2004. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats