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Kent Black Arches
Meganola albula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Nolidae: Nolinae
2076 / 74.002
Photo © Brian Jones,  05/08/2012 - Alder Carr, Aldeby

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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.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Localised to coastal areas.
Coastal heathland, grassland, shingle beaches.

Norfolk records show a small second brood, late Aug-Sept, in about every second or third year.

Recorded in 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
18/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/08/2021227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/08/2021327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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