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Scarce Black Arches
Nola aerugula
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Kent Black Arches
Meganola albula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2076 / 74.002

Morley's Final Catalogue: [Kent to Devon; & Central Europe to Japan].

Aston's Additions: First Suffolk capture was made by Mr. Chipperfield at Knodishall on 1.viii.1948 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. VI, part III, p. 243) and it is now known from Easton Broad, Reydon, Walberswick and Aldeburgh. It has extended its ''Kent to Devon'' (Morley, 1937) range.

Recent Suffolk status: Common along the coast and Sandlings, largely absent from high Suffolk and scarce in the west of the county.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer.

Identification: Compare with Scarce Black Arches, which is a smaller moth with finer cross-lines.

Habitats: Scrub, coastal sandhills, woodland, woodland rides.

Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
18/08/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
09/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
31/07/2023125TM57 - Southwold
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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