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Bright-line Brown-eye
Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2160 / 73.267
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Tidbury Green, West Midlands

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident across the region.

Common in most habitats also in glasshouses where it can be a pest on tomatoes.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light.

Recorded in 118 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2022240SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
03/10/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
16/09/2022240SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
13/09/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
07/09/2022+37SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
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