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Least Black Arches
Nola confusalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)
Nolidae: Nolinae
2078 / 74.004
Photo © Stuart Read,  23/04/2020 - Great Cornard garden

Similar Suffolk Species
Scarce Black Arches
Nola aerugula
Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Lime, Oak, Various broad-leaved trees
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Morley's Final Catalogue: Sparsely distributed in the east & centre. Bentley, Needham, Blaxhall (ante 1890). Bentley Woods in May and June 1894, May 1895 and June 1898 (Hkg); Ipswich in 1896 (Pyett); Hemley at light (Wlr); Monks Soham garden, rare, 1908-21 (Mly); Blythburgh Wood, May 1937 (Gd, Btn); Wangford Wood and Fritton Lake, May 1937 (Baker).

Recent status: Common and widespread.

Identification Compare with the other Nolids

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
16/06/2020125TG50 - Gorleston
16/06/2020125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
13/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/06/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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