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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Rare migrant.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Immigrants arrive Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 24-27mm.

Foodplant: Bog-myrtle and Creeping Willow.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

 VC9VC11Region
Year first recorded196420061964
Year last recorded201120062011
Number of records11124
Number of individuals11124
Unique positions10122
Unique locations10122
Adult records11124
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 24 records from 22 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1964.
 

Photos


2137 Great Brocade 01
© Paul Harris

Species Account


For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to the central and western highlands of Scotland, and also recorded as an immigrant most frequently in northern and eastern Britain, the larva feeding on bog myrtle (Myrica gale). Abroad, the species inhabits open, bog-myrtle rich habitat within forested mountain regions, where immense populations of larvae occasionally occur. In Dorset, the moth has been seen on ten occasions, all but one at light traps, and all coincident with north-easterly airflows from the region of Scandinavia: Portland Bill, on 12 August 1964 (F Clafton), Portland, on 6 August 2006 (M Cade), A species confined to the central and western highlands of Scotland, and also recorded as an immigrant most frequently in northern and eastern Britain, the larva feeding on bog myrtle (Myrica gale). Abroad, the species inhabits open, bog-myrtle rich habitat within forested mountain regions, where immense populations of larvae occasionally occur.

In Dorset, the moth has been seen on ten occasions, all but one at light traps, and all coincident with north-easterly airflows from the region of Scandinavia: Portland Bill, on 12 August 1964 (F Clafton), Portland, on 6 August 2006 (M Cade), Preston, on 4 August 2006 (M Forster), Kingston, on 24 August 2007 (P Benham), Gillingham, on 8 August 1995 and 24 August 2007 (G Hopkins), Swanage, on 17 August 1996 (R Cox), Coldharbour, on 19 August 2006 (B Withers), Bournemouth, retrieved from a hanging basket on 23 August 2007 (per D Evans, Somerset Moth Group), Mudeford, on 11 August 1955 (Carr, Ent Rec 67:308).
 

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