Splendid Brocade Moth

Splendid Brocade MothSplendid Brocade Moth

Latin name: Lacanobia splendens

Forewing length: 16-18mm.

Only a recent immigrant to southern coastal Britain in small numbers, but it is thought to be a potential future colonist. First recorded in the Channel Islands on Guernsey on 05/07/01. Further records since then on Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney. It can be found in marshy areas such as: damp woodland, damp meadows and moorland. One generation from May to July (although a later second generation does occur in the extreme south of its European range).

Identifying feature: The pinkish brown forewings have darker areas of shading across them. The kidney mark is whitish, or a whitish border with darker interior.