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Kent Black Arches
Meganola albula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Nolidae: Nolinae
2076 / 74.002
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  06/09/2022 - Peddars Way/Forestry Ride

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Scarce Black Arches
Nola aerugula
Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: One or two generations June-Aug. (Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Dewberry, Bramble, Raspberry and Strawberry.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Increasingly common.
Formerly Nationally Scarce and localised to coastal areas, it is now fairly widespread and frequently recorded in recent years.

The species appears to have colonised calcareous grassland sites and heathland sites containing good stocks of bramble.

Norfolk records show a small second generation in some years, late August-September, following a warm summer.

Recorded in 43 (58%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
12/08/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
02/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
01/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
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