Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Dewick's Plusia
Macdunnoughia confusa

(Stephens, 1850) 2436 / 73.010

Once a scarce immigrant species in the county, now regular with records increasing year on year. Breeding proven in 2021 with the discovery of a larva at Purdis Farm, Ipswich in September (N.Sherman).

Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/10/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/09/2021125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
25/09/2021125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
24/09/2021+25TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 12-17mm.
Flight: May, July-Oct
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants
Nat Status: Immigrant/Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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