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Slender Burnished Brass
Thysanoplusia orichalcea (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2433 / 73.004
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  West Runton, 13/10/1959 [Elgood Collection @ Wisbech & Fenland Museum] (displayed with the kind permission of Wisbech & Fenland Museum 2010)

Similar Norfolk Species
Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chrysitis
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: Aug-Oct. (pos June-Nov)
Foodplant:   Low growing plants.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
A rare immigrant species, which has occurred less than 100 times in Britain.
Singleton recorded at West Runton, Norfolk.
13th Oct 1959.

A male specimen of this species, in perfect condition, came to MV light here on the night of 13th October. This would appear to be only the fourth from this country. R G Todd. (Ent. Rec V71 1959 p268.)

Recorded by John Curtis (British Entomology Vol 5. 1823 - 1840) as August, Hethersett by H. Brown, Esq.
C. Barrett (VCH, 1901) "I know of no more recent capture in the county."

Specimen in the Elgood collection at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1823.
Last Recorded in 1959.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/1959127TG14 - Sheringham
1823 to 1840+27TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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