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Pale-shouldered Brocade
Lacanobia thalassina (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2158 / 73.264
Photo © Ray Roche,  19/05/2014 - Ingoldisthorpe

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Beautiful Brocade
Lacanobia contigua
Light Brocade
Lacanobia w-latinum
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Woody plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Widespread.
Grassland, woodland, fens and scrub.
Comes to light, feeds at sugar and flowers.

The 'Brocade' group are very similar and hard to separate.
The pale shoulders are not unique to this species.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
24/06/2024128TF82West Raynham
08/06/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
29/05/2024127TG42Eccles
28/05/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
25/05/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
10/08/2023128TF83Syderstone
30/06/2023128TF63Heacham
27/06/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
23/06/2023128TM09Great Ellingham
21/06/2023127TG31Acle
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