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Bright-line Brown-eye
Lacanobia oleracea

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2160 / 73.267

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva is polyphagous and occasionally a pest in market gardens to tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum). In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common. "In those parts of the country I know, sufficiently abundant to be a pest. Its larvae are especially destructive to gladiolus flower spikes, lupins, carnations and primulae." (W Parkinson Curtis ms). The moth appears to have two brood cycles, a single brood in July, and a double brood... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/09/201929SY49 Bridport
26/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
26/09/201919SY49 Bridport
26/09/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
25/09/201919SY79 Puddletown

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