Noctuidae : Plusiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Matthew Casey,  Costessey July 2012

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Golden Plusia
2437 Polychrysia moneta
(Fabricius, 1787) 73.014
Norfolk status
Local, never commonly recorded.
Usually one generation, sometimes a second generation in Sept.
Recent colonist since the late 1800s.
Adults can be found feeding on valerian and buddleia flowers at night in July and August.

Recorded in 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/07/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
08/06/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/07/2013128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/07/2013127TG20 - Norwich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug. (Sept)
Foodplant:   Delphiniums and Larkspur
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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