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Kent Black Arches
Meganola albula
Least Black Arches
Nola confusalis
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Scarce Black Arches
Nola aerugula

(Hübner, 1793) 2079 / 74.005

Morley's Final Catalogue: One at light in Hemley Rectory on 21 July 1904 (Wlr. EMM. xl, 236). Elsewhere Kent and I. Wight only, in Britain: probably extinct even there.

Recent Suffolk status: Rare immigrant. Five at Thorpeness in mid-July 1964 (Chalmers-Hunt & Wakely) were the first in the county since 1904.

Twenty-first century records have come from Dunwich Heath, Orfordness, Bawdsey and Landguard; with a single inland record from Mendlesham (S. Woolnough).

Life history: Single-brooded on the continent in the summer. Suffolk records are normally June/July.

Identification Compare with Kent Black Arches.

Habitats: As an immigrant species normally found close to the coast.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
03/07/2018125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
17/06/2017125TM44 - Orford Ness
30/06/2015125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
26/06/2009125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Forewing: 8-9mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil and clovers
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant (?)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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