Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.227 [B&F: 2248b] Sombre Brocade (Dichonioxa tenebrosa) (Esper, 1789)

 

Notes: Very rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in Guernsey at Icart Point on 3 October 2006, since when it has become quite regular there. Recorded for the first time on mainland Britain at Durlston CP, Dorset, on 12 October 2008, with four at the same site between 29 September 2009 and 10 October 2009, suggesting that the species may be breeding locally. In Hampshire recorded for the first time at Sandy Point, Hayling, on 28 September 2010, the sixth British record, and to 2015 there have been three reports from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-40 mm. Much darker and larger than Brindled Green D. eremita and appears very much later than Dark Brocade Blepharita adusta, from which distinguished by its generally smaller size, lack of white scaling in the reniform stigma, less angled forewing termen, and well-defined, curved postmedian line on the hindwing. Larva feeds on Evergreen Oak, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Ventnor10102/10/2013Adult
Ventnor10114/10/2012Adult
Ventnor10110/10/2013Adult
Bonchurch10102/10/2015Adult
Bonchurch10115/10/2014Adult
Bonchurch10117/10/2014Adult
Bonchurch10103/10/2016Adult
Bonchurch10130/09/2014Adult
Bonchurch10118/10/2014Adult
Bonchurch10101/10/2014Adult
Bonchurch10109/10/2016Adult
Bonchurch10129/09/2014Adult
Bonchurch10206/10/2014Adult
Bonchurch10217/10/2016Adult
Bonchurch10128/09/2014Adult
Bonchurch10126/09/2014Adult
Totland10104/10/2016Adult
Totland10126/09/2016Adult
Totland10120/09/2016Adult
Totland10102/10/2016Adult
Totland10129/09/2013Adult
Bonchurch10127/09/2013Adult
Sandy Point11128/09/2010Adult
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