The Moths of Suffolk
2137 Great Brocade, Eurois occulta, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Notable Nb; immigrant

Local Status : Immigrant (SMP Status 3)

Flight Period : Most records occur in August and September

Larval foodplants : Bog-myrtle and other herbaceous plants

Records : Nowton (R Eley, 1995 - 1996), Minsmere (C Anderson, 1995), Ipswich (S Goddard, 1996), Weston (N Muddeman, 2000 & 2006), Wordwell (SMG, 2004), Barrow (A Parr, 2006), Nowton (R Eley, 2006), Elveden (S Dumican, viii.2006), Euston (S Dumican, viii.2006 & viii.2007), Landguard (N Odin, 3.viii.2006 & 4.viii.2006), Blythburgh (D Wilson, 5.viii.2006 & 16.viii.2006)), Santon Downham (J Knowler, 5.viii.2006), Shimpling (B Perkins, 8.viii.2006), Bawdsey (M Deans, 15.viii.2006 & 22.viii.2007), Ipswich (N Sherman, 16-17.viii.2006), Hollesley (N Mason, 16.viii.2006), Woodbridge (N Mason, 17.viii.2006) & Eye (P Kitchener, 30.viii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Still very rare, occurring singly. Near Ipswich (Harwood, cf. EMM. xiii, 141); Bentley (Ml) and Beccles (Crf), alone before 1890. One sitting on a paling in Gorleston on 31 July, 1918 (D). One on a sugared oak-trunk beside Fritton Lake on 16 August 1934 (Mly). One of the light southern form on a Waldringfield gate-post in July 1907 (Wlr.) Three sitting on pine-trees at Aldeburgh, 8 August 1926. Pakefield in September 1936 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Forewing 24-27mm, Wingspan 52-64mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGrey Arches, Polia nebulosa

Compare confusion species
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Migrant form - Wordwell, Suffolk (viii.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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One of two caught that night - Bawdsey, Suffolk (15.viii.2006) © Matthew Deans
Broadway, Somerset (24.viii.2007) © Stuart Read
Resident form - Tromiebridge Meadow, Insh Marshes, Inverness-shire (26.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
 
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Resident form. - Lynachlaggan, Inverness-shire (28.vii.2006) © Matthew Deans
Tromiebridge Meadow, Inverness-shire (16.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Resident form - Invertromie Insh marshes RSPB reserve, Inverness-shire (23.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman
 
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Resident form - Tromie Meadows, Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve, Inverness-shire (24.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman
Dolomites, Italy (5.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman