Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Brian Jones,  Beccles Common May 15th 2012

Similar Suffolk Species
Beautiful Brocade
Lacanobia contigua
Light Brocade
Lacanobia w-latinum
Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta
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Pale-shouldered Brocade
Lacanobia thalassina

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2158 / 73.264

Morley's Final Catalogue: Suffolk (Stephens, Illust. ii, 1829, p.183). Somewhat uncommon, but broad spread. Bentley Woods, Ipswich, Waldringfield, Aldeburgh, Reydon, Monks Soham at light, Needham; Tuddenham (Sparke), Brandon; Bungay, Beccles.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local. Seems to be more common in the west of the county than the east in recent times.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Pale-shouldered brocade has a broader forewing and is dark reddish-brown in colouration, unlike Light brocade and Beautiful brocade. Beautiful brocade is a more marbled moth. Light brocade has whiter areas basally and along the outer edge of the forewing.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, fens.

Recorded in 42 (72%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2024125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
12/05/2024125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
24/06/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
21/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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