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Golden Plusia
Polychrysia moneta (Fabricius, 1787)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2437 / 73.014
Photo © Matthew Casey,  05/07/2014 - costessey

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug. (Sept)
Foodplant:   Delphiniums and Larkspur.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Local, never commonly recorded.
Usually one generation, sometimes a second generation in Sept.
Recent colonist since the late 1800s.
Adults can be found feeding on valerian and buddleia flowers at night in July and August.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/07/2017127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/06/2017127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/07/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/07/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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