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Great Brocade

Eurois occulta


Found on the Research vessel The Knorr ( during a 4 week research cruise, from the Azores to Iceland.


DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Liti. I'm in Switzerland. I visited Iceland in June, and decided to create a mission as there was none. The relatively small size and isolation of the island make it perfect for a Project Noah local mission.

Liti 8 years ago

yes, that makes a lot of sense! i added this spotting to the Iceland mission.
Are you in Iceland?

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi Liti! Thanks for your reply and the extra information. The Great Brocade has been documented on the Icelandic mainland, although it most likely doesn't breed there (I would need to confirm the latter). Many moths seen in Iceland seem to be vagrants. Missions here are defined by their geographical catchment area, rather by whether a species is considered native or not to this area. Documentation of one species at a given time and in a given location is useful information, provided enough information is given as is the case here. I invited you on this spotting as the location you've selected fall within the mission map. Sorry for the long comment, I hope this makes sense :-)

Liti 8 years ago

sure! happy to join the Iceland mission. i will search my files for wildlife photos from Iceland to upload. Is the Great Brocade moth found in Iceland? As I commented on Facebook, it's really impossible to tell for sure where it came from without more information on the species lifespan and distribution. But if it's common in Iceland, i would think it came with the wind that night. it was found on one of the decks.

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi Liti! Please consider joining the mission below and adding this spotting as well as any other suitable ones:

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Hi Liti! This is Jacob. This looks like Eurois occulta, but please verify! Looking around, little is known about Arctic and Icelandic moths.

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