Main: (Noctuidae / Oncocnemidinae)
73.059 [B&F: 2223] Toadflax Brocade (Calophasia lunula) (Hufnagel, 1766)

 

Notes: A rare Red Data Book species, on shingle beaches and grassy areas in parts of south-eastern England, predominantly coastal. In Kent it occurs at Dungeness and along the coast to Folkestone, including records from Hythe, Dover and Kingsdown. In Sussex, larvae can be common on shingle beaches and waste places within a mile of the sea-shore. Since 2002, has been recorded from Greater London, Essex, Norfolk and Dorset and may now be expanding its range. In Hampshire first recorded in May 1971 in Southampton, with one at Southsea in August 1992 and one in Gosport in August 1996, and considered likely to become established on shingle along parts of the Hampshire coast. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 32-34 mm. Larva feeds on Purple Toadflax and Common Toadflax, over-wintering as a pupa.

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