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Golden Twin-spot
Chrysodeixis chalcites

(Esper, 1789) 2428 / 73.008

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not listed. The first county record was in 1986, at Nowton (R. Eley).

Recent Suffolk Status: Scarce immigrant, mainly in the autumn. Has become more regular in recent years. Thought to have established breeding populations (which may only be temporary) in Kent so some of our moths may originate from there.

Life history: Multi-brooded on the continent.

Identification: Fairly unmistakeable.

Habitat: Mainly seen near the coast, occasionally inland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 12 (21%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
20/10/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
10/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
26/10/2022125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
22/10/2022125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: July-Nov
Foodplant:   Sage, Viper's-bugloss, chrysanthemums, Celery etc
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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