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Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta (Esper, 1790)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2250 / 73.238
Photo © Mike Crewe,  MV trap, Sheringham

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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
Quite similar to several related species.
Heathland, chalky downland and fenland.
Identified by the shape of its reniform stigmata, which usually show a triple-toothed appearance on the outer edge.

Comparative detail

Recorded in 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2021328TF80 - Swaffham
17/07/2021128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
01/07/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
26/06/2021128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
16/06/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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