Lacanobia w-latinum

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Lacanobia w-latinum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Tribe: Hadenini
Genus: Lacanobia
Species: L. w-latinum
Binomial name
Lacanobia w-latinum
(Hufnagel, 1766)
  • Phalaena w-latinum Hufnagel, 1766
  • Phalaena (Noctua) genistae Borkhausen, 1792
  • Phalaena dives Donovan, 1801
  • Phalaena rectilinea (Haworth, 1809)
  • Phalaena mista (Staudinger, 1889)
  • Mamestra genistae diniensis Heinrich, 1938
  • Polia w-latinum divitis Bryk, 1942
  • Mamestra genistae caerulescens Schwingenschuss, 1962

Lacanobia w-latinum, the light brocade, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Europe, east to Turkmenistan and Anatolia.


The wingspan is 36–41 mm. Very similar to Lacanobia contiguaThe forewing ground colour is red-brown, violet brown, silver-grey and dark brown shades. The reniform and orbicular stains are large and partially reddish tinted. The basal dash is very dark and striking. The midfield and extreme marginal area also stand out also dark, while the inner marginal field is coloured grey-brown to silver-grey. In the subterminal light wavy line, a large W character is visible, which serves as the basis for the Latin name w-latinum. The hindwings are grey-brown and mostly without markings but slightly darkened at the edge, only the dark veins emerge more clearly.


The moth flies from June to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on various plants, including Vaccinium species (including Vaccinium myrtillus), Genista, Sarothamnus scoparius, Coronilla coronata, Prunus, Senecio, Calluna, Betula and Quercus.[1]

Main habitat are warm slopes, mixed forests, bushy heaths and park-like landscapes.In the mountains, it rises to a height of about 1600 meters.


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