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Splendid Brocade
Lacanobia splendens (Hübner, [1808])
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2160a / 73.268
Photo © Ben Lewis,  Strumpshaw Fen - New for Norfolk 10/07/2015

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Bright-line Brown-eye
Lacanobia oleracea
Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants (on the Continent)
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare Immigrant.

First recorded as an immigrant on mainland Britain in 2003. The species has since been recorded on a number of occasions, usually from southern coastal locations.

Found in damp woodland and forests on the Continent.

New for Norfolk at Strumpshaw Fen in 2015 (B. Lewis, 10/07/15) Second and third Norfolk specimens recorded at Eccles in July 2015 (N. Bowman, 11/07/15 and 12/07/15)

New for VC28 also in 2015, trapped nr Ickburgh in the Brecks (N. Tuck, 14/07/15)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2015.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
03/07/2017127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
14/07/2015128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
12/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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