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Great Brocade
Eurois occulta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2137 / 73.350

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to the central and western highlands of Scotland, and also recorded as an immigrant most frequently in northern and eastern Britain, the larva feeding on bog myrtle (Myrica gale). Abroad, the species inhabits open, bog-myrtle rich habitat within forested mountain regions, where immense populations of larvae occasionally occur. In Dorset, the moth has been seen on ten occasions, all but one at light traps, and all coincident with north-easterly airflows from... Read More

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Recorded in 8 (20%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1964.
Last Recorded in 2007.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 24-27mm
Flight: Immigrants arrive August - September
Foodplant:   Bog-myrtle plus other plants including Sallow and Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/200719ST90 Spetisbury
24/08/200719ST72 Stour Provost
24/08/200719ST70 Hazelbury Bryan
23/08/200719ST30 Thorncombe
19/08/200619SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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