Main: (Nolidae / Nolinae)
74.002 [B&F: 2076] Kent Black Arches (Meganola albula) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, saltmarshes, shingle beaches, sandy beaches, chalk downland and woodland clearings, in south-eastern England, predominantly coastal, but increasing in recent years inland in central southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread but uncommon near the coasts of vice-counties 10 and 11, becoming rather more common in vice-county 12 in recent years. There was a marked increase in the number of records received in 2009. Wingspan 18-24 mm. The most likely confusion species is Scarce Black Arches Nola aerugula. Larva feeds on Dewberry, Bramble, Raspberry and Wild Strawberry.

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Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 80
 
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.11364005
 
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 187
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