The Moths of Suffolk
2157 Light Brocade, Lacanobia w-latinum, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Various open habitats, heathland, grassland, fens, open woodland, gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Various woody and herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed everywhere; recorded from Bentley, Belstead, Wherstead, Ipsiwch, Rushmere (T. N. Waller), Foxhall (D), Hemley and Waldringfield (A. P. Waller), Aldeburgh. Monks Soham, Finburgh, West Stow, Tuddenham, Downham, Brandon; and Bungay.

Wingspan details : Forewing 18-21mm, Wingspan 37-42mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBeautiful Brocade, Lacanobia contigua
Saxon, Hyppa rectilinea
Dusky Brocade, Apamea remissa

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found at night - Rendlesham, Suffolk (viii.2004) © N Sherman
Eye (1.vi.2004) © Paul Kitchener
Thetford (25.v.2005) © Lee Gregory
 
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Eye, Suffolk (28.iv.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (24.v.2010) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (28.v.2015) © Neil Sherman