Nolidae : Nolinae
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Least Black Arches
Nola confusalis

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1847) 2078 / 74.004

Morley's Final Catalogue: Sparsely distributed in the east & centre. Bentley, Needham, Blaxhall (ante 1890). Bentley Woods in May and June 1894, May 1895 and June 1898 (Hkg); Ipswich in 1896 (Pyett); Hemley at light (Wlr); Monks Soham garden, rare, 1908-21 (Mly); Blythburgh Wood, May 1937 (Gd, Btn); Wangford Wood and Fritton Lake, May 1937 (Baker).

Recent Suffolk status: Common and widespread.

Life history: Single-brooded in late spring/early summer.

Identification Compare with the other Nolids. Early flight season usually rules out other species.

Habitats: Scrub, gardens, woodland, woodland rides, heathland.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
29/05/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
26/05/2024125TM57 - Southwold
26/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
24/05/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Lime, Oak, Various broad-leaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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