Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2156 (ABH73.265) Beautiful Brocade Lacanobia contigua, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09919

RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2011. Light trap.
RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2011. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2011. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 10th July 2011. Light trap.
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 10th July 2011. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria), Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Heathland, moorland and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1971

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 July to 30 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, green, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5