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Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta

(Esper, 1790) 2250 / 73.238
=Blepharita adusta

A fairly common resident in the north, less so in the south.

A species of moorland and upland areas as well as woodland, fens and some gardens.

Overwinters as a full-grown larva while adults are attracted to light and to sugar.

Note can be confused with the commoner Cabbage but in that species there is not a solid black bar connecting the second and third cross-lines.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 54 (39%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
18/07/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
17/07/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ80
09/06/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/06/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO49

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