I've been keeping an eye on toadflax plants around Llandaff and Llandaff North for the striking larvae of this species, but without any success. This morning I took a trip down to Cardiff Docks, which always seems a likely area for new arrivals to establish themselves. After a bit of searching I found two larvae on Purple Toadflax at Tremorfa Industrial Estate (ST210757) and a further solitary larva on Common Toadflax on the verge just outside the entrance to Cardiff Port (ST208751).
|Toadflax Brocade larva on Purple Toadflax|
|The delightful habitat which Toadflax Brocade likes to call home: two larvae on Purple Toadflax growing along the fenceline|