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Toadflax Brocade
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Oncocnemidinae
73.059/2223
Photo © Angela Woodrow,  24/05/2019 - Norwich

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-15mm.
Season: Two generations May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Purple Toadflax and Common Toadflax.
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce immigrant/vagrant.
First Norfolk records in 2004 when three recorded at two sites.

The established breeding range of Toadflax Brocade in Britain is confined to parts of the Kent and Sussex coasts, typically favouring areas of shingle where the main food plant Purple Toadflax grows.
A number of East Anglian records in recent years show a possible expansion of the breeding range in the UK.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2019127TG20 - Norwich
23/05/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
23/04/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
13/07/2015127TG20 - Norwich
13/06/2004127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
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