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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident (?) or migrant / wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 18-21mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous and woody plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded200420101950
Year last recorded200920101980
Number of records214
Number of individuals211
Unique positions214
Unique locations214
Adult records211
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1950.


73.263 Light Brocade 03
© Damian Money
73.263 Light Brocade 02
© Dave Shenton
73.263 Light Brocade 01
© Barry Spence, 24 May 2004

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The Sheffield records quoted in the last list (YNU, 1970) were not quite accurate in that the first specimen was taken in Totley, which is in VC57. However, the second was a valid Yorkshire record (Garland, 1979). There is also one recent confirmed record, VC63, Rossington near Doncaster, 4.6.1980 (RIH).

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Spurn, 24.5.2004 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): This is a very uncommon moth in the county. There have been two further records, Spurn on 24.5.2004 and Rudston on 29.6.2009. The main populations of this moth lie well to our south.

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