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Nola confusalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)

Least Black Arches
74.0040 (B&F: 2078)

Synonym(s):
Nola cristulalis sensu Doubleday, 1847 nec (Hübner, 1796)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Nolidae
      »Subfamily: Nolinae
        »Tribe: Nolini

This resident generally occurs sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats and it is also occasionally common in woods. Well distributed on the chalk, and in the extreme north-west and far east, but less so elsewhere. Very local in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the third week of April to mid June, occasionally from the second week of April or to mid July. Larvae are said to feed on oak leaves in Sussex, although only unidentified oak-loving lichens have been listed from elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Nola confusalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)
Brighton, 08 iv 2017
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Nola confusalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)
Brighton, 08 iv 2020
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Nola confusalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)
Woodingdean, 23 iv 2014
Photo: Murray Tarvis
Nola confusalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)
Lewes, 21 iv 2009
Photo: Peter Tinning

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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