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Gold Spot
Plusia festucae
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Lempke's Gold Spot
Plusia putnami

Lempke, 1966 2440 / 73.023
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Broads, fens, marshes, damp meadows.
Very similar to the Gold Spot, but smaller on average, with forewing usually orange-brown.
It can be necessary to check the structure of the genitalia for confirmation.

Lempke's Gold Spot (left) Gold Spot (right)

Note shorter, broader, less elongated inner apical streak in Lempke's.

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2018+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
31/07/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
20/07/2018227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
19/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/07/2018+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Wood Small-reed other grasses
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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