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Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta (Esper, 1790)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2250 / 73.238
Photo © Chris Knott,  To MV light, Great Ellingham; 21 June 2008

Similar Norfolk Species
Cabbage Moth
Mamestra brassicae
Pale-shouldered Brocade
Lacanobia thalassina
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
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 (78%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
05/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
04/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
03/09/2021227TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
09/08/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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