Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Noctuidae   Checklist Number: 73.350

Eurois occulta   Linnaeus, 1758

Great Brocade

Two records only of a species found in the neighbourhood of rivers and boggy areas by moorland and mixed woodland in July - September. Probably a migrant to the Outer Hebrides. Feeds mostly on bog myrtle (Myrica gale) but also willows and sallows (Salix) species.