Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2157 (ABH73.263) Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09912

Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 18-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Redshank (Persicaria maculosa), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, May-mid July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Calcareous soils, open habitats, rough ground and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 36 (13.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 April to 15 July

Similar Species
RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2011. Light trap.
RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2011. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Beautiful Brocade Lacanobia contigua
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, red, brown, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5