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73.263 ~ 2157 ~ Light Brocade ~ Lacanobia w-latinum
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A local and uncommon species, recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 37-42mm.

Confusion species

Beautiful Brocade, Dusky Brocade and the Saxon.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Heaths and heathy commons on calcareous soils and occasionally open woodland.


A range of herbaceous and woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva late June-August, feeds at night.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 15th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 28th May 2010, Llanfyllin