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Gold Spot
Plusia festucae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2439 / 73.022
Photo © Tim Hodge,  20/09/2015 - Horsey Corner

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Lempke's Gold Spot
Plusia putnami
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Season: June-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sedges, Yellow Iris, Branched Bur-reed, Water-plantain.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local, common in fen areas and the broads.
Fens, damp meadows, heathland, damp woodland, saltmarsh.

Recorded in 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/08/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
18/08/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
08/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/08/2019228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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