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Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chrysitis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2434 / 73.012
Photo © Steve Garten,  06/06/2021 - The Grange CL, Wildlife Meadow

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Slender Burnished Brass
Thysanoplusia orichalcea
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Widespread.
Two striking brassy metallic bands on forewing. Typically these two bands are separated, however the form tutti has the two vertical brassy bands on the forewing joined forming an H-shape.

Fused Burnished Brass Diachrysia stenochrysis
A controversial species which also has the two vertical brassy bands on the forewing joined forming a “H-shape”. It is suggested that the join needs to be at least 3 millimetres wide for it to be considered D stenochrysis. The species cannot be reliably distinguished externally, differences in genitalia are extremely slight and DNA bar-coding remains inconclusive.

Please note: Diachrysia stenochrysis has not yet been included in the British list.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
16/07/2024227TG31Upton
15/07/2024227TG42Eccles
15/07/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
15/07/2024127TG11Costessey
14/07/2024+27TG13Wickmere
14/07/2024128TL99Thompson
13/07/2024328TF92Great Ryburgh
13/07/2024127TG31Upton
13/07/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
13/07/2024127TG23Swafield
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