Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum: Distribution map

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Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum

(Hufnagel, 1766)


Wingspan 37-42 mm.

Reasonably common south of the Midlands, but rare elsewhere, this species shows a preference for calcareous soils, where it occupies rough ground and heathland.

The single generation is on the wing in May and June, sometimes into July.

A number of plants are used by the larvae as foodplants, including broom (Cytisus scoparius) and dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria).
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