Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Toadflax Brocade

A very pleasant surprise a few days ago was this Toadflax Brocade in my garden moth trap in Walters Ash, Bucks.

Toadflax Brocade
A new record for me.

I think this species is being found more often, Colin Plant reports that it is spreading from N. London into Herts in the last few years (Moths of Herts.). Though I think it is not common.

Worth keeping an eye out for it as it is obviously flying now.  Neil Fletcher


  1. Now that definitely means Ballinger is the only site left in the county without a record I think. Welcome to the blog Neil. I've woken up after Holland sent me to sleep on the TV.

    1. No it isn't!! I'm saving mine for next year...

  2. Hi Neil,

    I have had this moth as a faily regular visitor to my garden trap in Harrow this year, with a peak of 4 sepcimens in mid June and I have seen a found larvae on our stands of purple toadflax (in the garden and around the allotments near to the house) So I think it certainly becoming common in West London.



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