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Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta

(Esper, 1790) 2250 / 73.238
=Blepharita adusta
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 15 Jun 2011,  SD7577Scar Close NNR, VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often frequent on moors. Less common in the valleys and other lowland areas of all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): A common moth of upland areas. Most of our records come from the western half of VC64 where it can be locally abundant, eg 157 at Scar House on 4.6.2004. Reported widely in small numbers from lowland areas and although most of these are genuine records, it can be mistaken for other species in particular Dusky Brocade and Cabbage so care should be taken with moths seen away from typical habitat. Numbers fluctuate, but so does trapping in the uplands so the population is probably stable.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 121 (61%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2022163SE11 - Huddersfield
15/08/2022163SE11 - Huddersfield
08/08/2022163SE11 - Huddersfield
06/08/2022163SE11 - Huddersfield
18/07/2022765NZ10 - Richmond
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