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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Devils Spittleful Rifle Range, Worcestershire. May 6th 2014.

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Light Brocade
Lacanobia w-latinum

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2157 / 73.263

An uncommon species, mainly in the south.

Found on heathland and moorland but also open ground on calcareous soils.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light and to sugar.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 44 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
17/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
08/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
30/05/20222VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
23/05/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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