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Gold Spot
Plusia festucae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
Photo © Ray Roche,  23/08/2013 - Ingoldisthorpe

Similar Norfolk Species
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 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/05/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
16/10/2018127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
12/10/2018127TG33 - Bacton
10/10/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
Further info: Plusia festucae
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