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Great Brocade
Eurois occulta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2137 / 73.350

General comments
Immigrant.

There is a resident population of the Great Brocade in Scotland, but 'down south' all reports relate to primary immigrants; these are typically lighter in colour than the Scottish residents and are thought to originate from Denmark, northern Germany and The Netherlands. There was a large-scale invasion of the coast of Britain by this species on 3rd and 4th August 2006 and this resulted in several Hertfordshire and Middlesex records over the following few days. Our last record, to date was in 2010.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 17 (41%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2010.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2010120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
14/08/2008120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
06/08/2008121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
29/08/2007121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
29/08/2007121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 24-27mm.
Flight: Immigrants arrive Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Bog-myrtle plus other plants including Sallow and Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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