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Gold Spot
Plusia festucae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2439 / 73.022
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  17/08/2017 - Hethersett

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Lempke's Gold Spot
Plusia putnami
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: 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 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
20/09/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
16/09/2020128TF91 - Dereham
15/09/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
15/09/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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