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Kent Black Arches
Meganola albula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Nolidae: Nolinae
2076 / 74.002
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  23/07/2016 - Holme NWT

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Scarce Black Arches
Nola aerugula
Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: One or two generations June-Aug. (Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Dewberry, Bramble, Raspberry and Strawberry.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Increasingly common.
Formerly Nationally Scarce and localised to coastal areas, it is now fairly widespread and frequently recorded in recent years.

The species appears to have colonised calcareous grassland sites and heathland sites containing good stocks of bramble.

Norfolk records show a small second generation in some years, late August-September, following a warm summer.

Recorded in 43 (58%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
19/08/2023128TF92Stibbard
12/08/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
11/08/2023127TG42Eccles
11/08/2023127TG02Hindolveston
09/08/2023227TG42Eccles
04/08/2023427TG42Eccles
02/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
01/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
01/08/2023128TF74Titchwell
31/07/2023327TG42Eccles
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