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Toadflax Brocade
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Oncocnemidinae
2223 / 73.059
Photo © Alan Prior,  Hall Green (VC 37) 1st August, 2021

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 14-15mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations May - September
Foodplant:   Purple Toadflax and Common Toadflax
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare species recorded in Worcestershire and Staffordshire. More a species of the south and east of England.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/05/2022137SO85 - Worcester
01/08/2021137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
24/07/2021+39SP09 - Sandwell Valley
13/06/2020137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
24/07/2018137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
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