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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 56 (40%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/05/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
04/05/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
02/05/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
23/07/20212VC40 - ShropshireSO79
16/07/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO79

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