Noctuidae : Oncocnemidinae
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Toadflax Brocade
Calophasia lunula

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2223 / 73.059

Davey, P., 2009: A relatively recent colonist from abroad, first seen in Sussex in 1940, and subsequently recorded on shingle beaches, roadsides and in gardens along the Sussex, Kent and Essex coasts, the larva feeding on toadflax (Linaria spp.). The moth has been recorded four times in Dorset and all are suspected immigrants: Portland, at MV on 28 May 1990, 10 June 1990 (M Rogers), Upwey, at MV on 9 June 2004 (P Harris), Wareham, inside printing warehouse on 12 June 1998 (B Withers). The... Read More

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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-15mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations May - September
Foodplant:   Purple Toadflax and Common Toadflax
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
< Mullein  |  Anomalous >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/201919SZ07 Swanage
08/08/200919SY66 Portland Bill
20/06/200919SZ07 Swanage
09/06/200419SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
12/06/199819SY98 Wareham

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