Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Golden Twin-spot
Chrysodeixis chalcites

(Esper, 1789) 2428 / 73.008

Recent Suffolk Status: Migrant

Life history: Larvae fees on Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) and Chrysanthemum although can be reared easily on Common Nettles in captivity.

Identification: Compare with Dewick's Plusia and Silver Y but the typical forms are unlikely to be confused with any other species in Suffolk.

Habitat: Mainly seen near the coast as with other immigrants but some do make it further 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
10/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
26/10/2022125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
22/10/2022125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
13/09/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
26/08/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: July-Nov
Foodplant:   Sage, Viper's-bugloss, chrysanthemums, Celery etc
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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