Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Dewick's Plusia
Macdunnoughia confusa

(Stephens, 1850) 2436 / 73.010

Norfolk status
Immigrant and new resident.

Recent high number of records indicates a healthy breeding population now in Norfolk.

Norfolk records originally from Wells 1955, Hickling 1982 and Norwich 1983.
After an absence of several years, recorded at Yaxham (S. Rix, 21/10/08), Filby (D. Hipperson, 30/09/11) and Costessey (M. Casey, 04/08/12), Northacre (L. Lewis, 21/09/13) Hockwold in 2014 (R. Dyke, K. Puttick) Annual records have increased dramatically from 2014 to present day with over sixty recorded in 2021.

An unusual spring record in May at Tibenham in 2015 (C. Bishop, 30/05/15) has been followed by other early records in recent years.

One of several additional species attracted to the NI lure intended for Ni Moth Trichoplusia ni.

Recorded in 52 (70%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
12/05/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
11/05/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
08/05/2024328TF50Downham Market (W)
02/05/2024127TG03Holt
01/05/2024128TF91Dereham 
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Forewing: 12-17mm.
Flight: May, July-Oct
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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