Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.238 [B&F: 2250] Dark Brocade (Mniotype adusta) (Esper, 1790)

 

Notes: Previously widespread on heathland, chalk downland, fens, woodland, gardens, moorland, upland grassland and sand-dunes throughout much of the British Isles, but decreasing, especially in southern coastal counties, and a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight it was formerly quite numerous but has now virtually disappeared, and there have been no confirmed records since the 1970s.Wingspan 40-46 mm. Dark Brocade can be separated from Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina and Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae by its completely hairless eyes, and from all Apamea species by the distinctive long eyelashes. Larva feeds on Heather, Bog-myrtle, Alder and Bladder Campion. A good photograph or specimen is required for this species to be considered for acceptance.

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