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Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)

Toadflax Brocade
73.0590 (B&F: 2223)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Oncocnemidinae
        »Tribe: Acontiini

RDB3

Suspected immigrant and episodic resident. Adults are generally seen at mv light and are irregular in appearance, while larvae are often fairly common on shingle beaches and waste places. Colonies are very local and usually confined to within four miles of the seashore. Double-brooded, flying mainly from mid May to late June and again from mid July to late August. Caterpillars at first fed predominantly on common (yellow) toadflax but now they prefer the naturalised but alien purple toadflax. (Pratt, 2011)

Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Hastings Seafront, 12 vi 2015
Photo: Andrew Grace
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 10 x 2018
Photo: Derek Crawley
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Worthing, 23 vi 2019
Photo: Jenni Pollitt
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 12 ix 2006
Photo: Keith Alexander
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Shoreham-by-Sea, 08 vii 2015
Photo: Andy Horton
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Steyning, 07 vii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Lindfield, 04 vi 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Eastbourne, 01 viii 2017
Photo: Dennis Chanter
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Hastings, 30 vii 2014
Photo: Crystal Ray
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Hastings, 30 vii 2014
Photo: Crystal Ray
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Steyning, 02 vi 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Steyning, 02 vi 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Steyning, 02 vi 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Brighton, 29 v 2014
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Three Bridges, 12 v 2016
Photo: Elliot Dowding

Distribution at 1km scale

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Phenology (larval)

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