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Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chrysitis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
73.012/2434
Photo © Matthew Casey,  03/09/2017 - Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Slender Burnished Brass
Thysanoplusia orichalcea
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Season: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Striking brassy metallic bands on its forewings, typically these two bands are separated. The form tutti has the two vertical brassy bands on the
forewing joined forming an “H-shape”.

A valid separate species named Diachrysia stenochrysis also has the two vertical brassy bands on the forewing joined “H-shape”. It is thought that the "H" needs to be at least
3 millimetres wide for it to be considered stenochrysis.

Please note: It is not yet established that Diachrysia stenochrysis occurs in the UK.

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Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/06/2019127TG20 - Norwich
12/06/2019128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
09/06/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
09/06/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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