Noctuidae : Plusiinae
ABH BF

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Similar Norfolk Species
Slender Burnished Brass
Thysanoplusia orichalcea
 
Burnished Brass
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis
(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.012
Norfolk status
Widespread.
Striking brassy metallic bands on its forewings, typically these two bands are separated. The form tutti has the two vertical brassy bands on the
forewing joined forming an “H-shape”.

A valid separate species named Diachrysia stenochrysis also has the two vertical brassy bands on the forewing joined “H-shape”. It is thought that the "H" needs to be at least
3 millimetres wide for it to be considered stenochrysis.

Please note: It is not yet established that Diachrysia stenochrysis occurs in the UK.

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Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/07/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/07/2014127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
12/07/2014128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
11/07/2014228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Season: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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