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Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta (Esper, 1790)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2250 / 73.238
Photo © Paul Bryant,  Woolpit, Suffolk

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Cabbage Moth
Mamestra brassicae
Pale-shouldered Brocade
Lacanobia thalassina
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Morley's Final Catalogue: Of sufficiently frequent occurrence on palings, &c. Ipswich, at light (Baylis, Pyett); Playford, Needham, Stowmarket; Newmarket; Monks Soham church (Mly), Bungay (Mn), Beccles; Aldeburgh.

Recent Suffolk Status: Now very local. In decline in the county, with some years with no records at all recently.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Quite similar to a number of species. Cabbage moth has spines on the legs and a white edge to the kidney mark. Dusky brocade has a rounded forewing and is grey in colour, not brown. Pale-shouldered brocade has hairy eyes.

Habitat: Heathland, woodland, fens.

Verification Grade Comment: A species that is in decline in the county so evidence now required for records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 38 (66%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 10 Records
04/06/2023125TM23Felixstowe/Landguard Point
03/06/2023125TM23Felixstowe/Landguard Point
20/06/2022125TM23Felixstowe/Landguard Point
16/07/2021226TM05Stowmarket/Needham Market
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