Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2137 (ABH73.350) Great Brocade Eurois occulta, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10161

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 24-27mm.
Foodplant(s): Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale), willows (Salix spp.), birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-early August
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Riverbanks, boggy areas, moorland and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 16 (5.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 July to 05 September

Similar Species
Bulgaria 2005
Bulgaria 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Grey Arches Polia nebulosa

Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, purple, white, pink, orange, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5