Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  The Burren, County Clare, Ireland. June 2016

Similar Suffolk Species
Scarce Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chryson
Dewick's Plusia
Macdunnoughia confusa
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Gold Spangle
Autographa bractea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2444 / 73.018

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not listed. Thought to be a northern species only in Morley's time.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very rare immigrant, only 2 county records, in the 1960s at Walberswick (H. E. Chipperfield) and Thorpeness on 23.07.1999 (A. w. Prichard et al.).

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Scarce burnished brass has the brassy patch in the corner of the forewing, unlike Gold spange which has the metallic patch in the centre of the wing. Dewick's plusia is much smaller with the silver mark much smaller and not triangular.

Habitat: Both records have been at coastal sites. A moorland species in its native range in the UK.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 1999.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/1999125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
01/01/1966 to 31/12/1967+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
01/01/1961 to 31/12/1981+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Common (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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