Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.268 [B&F: 2160a] Splendid Brocade (Lacanobia splendens) (Hübner, [1808])


Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from damp woodland in central Europe, appearing on the south coast, where first recorded in Britain at Eastbridge, near Dymchurch, Kent on 14 June 2003 and soon after first recorded in our area, on the Isle of Wight, at Totland on 5 Jul 2003.. In Hampshire, first recorded at Northwood Park, Crawley on 29 June 2005, with further records in the Isle of Wight and South Hampshire in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015 (to end 2016). Wingspan 36-40 mm. Some of the first examples were initially identified as aberrant Crescent Celaena leucostigma; key features are pinkish ground colour, strong red-brown shading along proximal edge of subterminal line, summer flight period and absence of white and obviously 'toothed' subterminal line. Larva feeds on Woody Nightshade, Field Bindweed, Garden Lettuce, Greater Burdock, etc.; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Totland (SZ38)05-Jul-2003oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)24-Jun-2014oneWooldridge, DAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)24-Jun-2014oneOutlaw, IAdult
Totland (SZ38)25-Jun-2014oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Tennyson Down (SZ38)01-Jul-2014oneClarke, JHAdult
Totland (SZ38)07-Jul-2014oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)19-Jul-2014oneOutlaw, IAdult
Plaish (SZ48)25-Jul-2014oneRylands, KAdult
The Needles (SZ28)03-Jul-2015onePlummer, SAdult
Totland (SZ38)06-Aug-2015oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)30-Jun-2017oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Afton Marsh (SZ38)01-Jul-2017oneClarke, JHAdult
St. Catherine's Point (SZ47)26-Sep-2017onePlummer, SAdult
Totland (SZ38)28-Sep-2017oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)29-Sep-2017twoKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)03-Jul-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Northney, Hayling (SU70)17-Jul-2010onePhillips, JWAdult
Lymington (SZ39)19-Jul-2010oneDurnell, PRAdult
Northney, Hayling (SU70)26-Jul-2010onePhillips, JWAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)21-Jul-2011oneJohnson, AAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)26-Jul-2011oneJohnson, AAdult
West Walk (SU61)27-Jun-2014oneWheeler, KAdult
Exbury (SU40)01-Jul-2015oneBloss, JAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)05-Jul-2015oneCoker, KAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)30-Jun-2017oneCoker, KAdult
Horton Heath (SU41)06-Jul-2017oneBrown, AJAdult
Winton (SZ09)07-Jul-2017oneDobbs, NAdult
Winton (SZ09)08-Jul-2017oneDobbs, NAdult
Wickham (SU51)14-Jun-2018oneShillitoe, JAdult
West Meon (SU62)20-Jul-2018oneWheeler, KAdult
Southampton (SU31)22-Jul-2019-Wynn, RBAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Northwood (SU43)29-Jun-2005oneBell, RAAdult
Leckford (SU33)24-Jul-2010oneMontegriffo, NJ; Evans, DAdult

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