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Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766) 
Recorded as new to Nottinghamshire in 2015, when recorded at MV light from Keyworth (Pinder, N.), this coming after the moth had dramatically increased its range from once being confined to the Dungeness area of Kent for many years. Follow up Nottinghamshire records have been slow in coming, but a larva was recorded from Tim Sexton's Beeston garden in July 2021 and Tim has recorded the adult before. Thanks go to Tim for kindly providing the photographs of both the adult moth and the larva.
Photographed by Tim Sexton at Beeston, July 2021.
Photographed by Tim Sexton at Beeston, August 2020.
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed by Tim Sexton at Beeston July 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Toadflax Brocade 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Tim Sexton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020).

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Updated August 2021

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