Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Dog's Tooth
Lacanobia suasa
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Lacanobia splendens
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Bright-line Brown-eye
Lacanobia oleracea

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2160 / 73.267

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring also to Broom moth: Both are common and levelly distributed throughout the County. The former (Bright line brown-eye) first noted here at Sudbury in 1836 (Ent. Mag. iv, 223).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Probably double-brooded in Suffolk, with records from April till October. Odd records even earlier and later than this. Regular in light traps in moderate numbers. Larvae are commonly found in gardens in the county, feeding on various plants including Tomatoes in greenhouses, where they can be classed as a pest.

Identification: Dog's tooth has the obvious dark tooth mark in the centre of the forewing and is greyer in colour. Splendid brocade is a paler colour, being more pinkish and has a whitish kidney mark, not orange like Bright-line brown-eye.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1836.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
24/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/09/2023125TM36 - Peasenhall/Saxmundham
17/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
16/09/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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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