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Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta (Esper, 1790)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2250 / 73.238
Photo © Peter Kitchener,  Buckenham Wood. May 2008

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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 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
29/05/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/05/2020228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
21/05/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
01/08/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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