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Beautiful Brocade
Lacanobia contigua ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2156 / 73.265
Photo © Graham Wenman

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Light Brocade
Lacanobia w-latinum
Pale-shouldered Brocade
Lacanobia thalassina
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Woody plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Heathland, moorland, woodland.

Very few Norfolk records, and validity is uncertain with some records as possible confusion with Light Brocade. Please photo for verification!

Confirmed specimens taken at Eccles in 2021 and 2023 (N. Bowman)

[MBGBI vol 9]

Verification Grade Comment: Must be photographed for confirmation.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
20/06/2015+28TL98East Wretham Heath
25/06/2008128TF62Dersingham Bog
10/06/2008128TF62Dersingham Bog
15/08/2004+28TF71Narborough Railway NNR
June 1995+28TF90Watton
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