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Golden Twin-spot
Chrysodeixis chalcites

(Esper, 1789) 2428 / 73.008
Norfolk status
Scarce immigrant.
Recorded mainly Aug - Oct.

Please retain specimens for confirmation.

First record from Norfolk in 1988 when a larva was found on an exotic orchid given to a patient at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. The specimen was bred out by G. Haggett and produced a female moth on the 12th March 1988.
The specimen was determined by Dr I. Kitching (BMNH) as an unusual form of Chrysodeixis chalcites. (see article below)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Ent. Rec. vol 101. 1989 - The unusual circumstances of the occurrence of a most peculiar form of Chrysodeixis chalcites. - G.M. Haggett.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2018127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
11/05/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/10/2013227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
19/11/2011127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
30/10/2006127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: July-Nov
Foodplant:   Sage, Viper's-bugloss, chrysanthemums, Celery etc
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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