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Toadflax Brocade
Calophasia lunula

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2223 / 73.059
Norfolk status
Scarce immigrant/vagrant.
First Norfolk records in 2004 when three recorded at two sites in East Norfolk VC27.
First West Norfolk VC28 record on 2021 (T. Bellars, 04/06/2021)

The established breeding range of Toadflax Brocade in Britain is confined to parts of the Kent and Sussex coasts, typically favouring areas of shingle where the main food plant Purple Toadflax grows.
A number of East Anglian records in recent years show a possible expansion of the breeding range in the UK.

Larvae recorded in Norfolk for the first time in September 2019 at Hellesdon by D. Longe. Five larvae were initially found on 3rd September feeding on Purple Toadflax in the recorder's garden.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/06/2021127TG20 - Norwich
09/06/2021127TG20 - Norwich
06/06/2021627TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
04/06/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Purple Toadflax and Common Toadflax
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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