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Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)

Toadflax Brocade
73.0590 (B&F: 2223)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Oncocnemidinae
    »Tribe: Acontiini

Status and ecology:

National Status: RDB3

Suspected immigrant and episodic resident. Adults are generally seen at mv light and are irregular in appearance, while larvae are often fairly common on shingle beaches and waste places. Colonies are very local and usually confined to within four miles of the seashore. Double-brooded, flying mainly from mid May to late June and again from mid July to late August. Caterpillars at first fed predominantly on common (yellow) toadflax but now they prefer the naturalised but alien purple toadflax. (Pratt, 2011)

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Steyning, 07 vii 2015 Photo: Olly Ellis

Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)

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