Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Great Brocade
Eurois occulta
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Grey Arches
Polia nebulosa

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2150 / 73.261

Morley's Final Catalogue: Frequent and generally distibuted; but much less numerous than in south of England. On sugar in Bentley Woods; at lightfrom Ipswich to Fritton; &c. Brandon (D).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local, mainly in the Sandlings, woodlands south of Ipswich and in the Breck.

Life history: Single-brooded. Normally seen at light in small numbers. Larvae have been found on Honeysuckle in both the autumn and the spring occasionally in the county.

Identification: The immigrant form of Great brocade is also greyish, but larger and it has a black basal streak.

Habitat: Woodland, wooded heathland, gardens.

Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
16/07/2023125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
08/07/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
05/07/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
03/07/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 21-26mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Woody plants Hazel, birches, Honeysuckle etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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