Species Account

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Summary Data

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National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Rare migrant.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

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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:

Year first recorded20032003
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records1122
Number of individuals1122
Unique positions918
Unique locations816
Adult records1122
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2003.


2159a Splendid Brocade 01
© Dave Foot
2159a Splendid Brocade 02
© Martin Cade, 2 Jul 2010

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A southern European species, found locally in France where it frequents woodland edges, the larva feeding on bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara), burdocks (Arctium spp.), prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola) and convolvulus (Convolvuli spp.). The species was first recorded on the Channel Islands in early July 2001 and for the first time in mainland Britain on 14 June 2003 in Kent. Ten more moths appeared across southern-most counties of England over the next four weeks and half of these were from Dorset; a sixth example was recorded in 2004. The following light trap records refer: Wyke Regis, on 30 June 2003 (D Foot), Portland, on 1 July 03 (M Cade), Puddletown, on 1 July 03 (H Wood Homer), Swanage, on 5 July 2003 (R Cox), Studland, on 20 July 2004 (D Brown), Boys Wood, on 7 July 2003 (P Davey).

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