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Dewick's Plusia
Macdunnoughia confusa (Stephens, 1850)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2436 / 73.010
Photo © Helen McClennon-Warnock,  11/07/2020 - Park Road, Hethersett

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Forewing: 12-17mm.
Flight: May, July-Oct
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Immigrant and suspected resident.

Recent high number of records suggest a breeding population in Norfolk.

Norfolk records from Wells 1955, Hickling 1982 and Norwich 1983.
After an absence of several years, recorded at Yaxham (S. Rix, 21/10/08), Filby (D. Hipperson, 30/09/11) and Costessey (M. Casey, 04/08/12), Northacre (L. Lewis, 21/09/13) Hockwold in 2014 (R. Dyke, K. Puttick)

Several records in recent years.

An unusual spring record at Tibenham (C. Bishop, 30/05/15) followed by other early records in recent years.

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2020128TM09 - Attleborough
19/07/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/07/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
12/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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