Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.265 [B&F: 2156] Beautiful Brocade (Lacanobia contigua) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Local on heathland and moorland, and in open woodland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire this is now a rare species found mainly on the birch heaths of the New Forest and the north-east. Very scarce on the Isle of Wight, with no records there since 1993. Wingspan 36-42 mm. The main confusion species is Light Brocade L. w-latinum, which has a conspicuous black bar from claviform stigma, pale orbicular stigma not connected to tornal blotch, and no pinkish suffusion on upper- or underside (MBGBI Vol 9). Other confusion species include Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa and Pale-shouldered Brocade L. thalassina. Larva feeds on Birch, Oak, Broom, Bog-myrtle, Heather, Dyer's Greenweed and Bramble, over-wintering as a pupa.

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