Splendid Brocade Lacanobia splendens
Wingspan c.35 mm.
This central and southern European species was first identified from a specimen captured at Portland, Dorset, on 1 July 2003. It subsequently transpired that several earlier records of the species from a range of southern English localities had been unidentified.
The species has since been recorded on a number of occasions, usually from southern coastal locations.
Abroad, it frequents damp woodland and forests, and flies in June and July.
The larvae feed on a number of plants including bindweed (Calystegia and Convolvulus), and bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara).