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Gold Spangle
Autographa bractea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2444 / 73.018
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Dereham 1970 - Ken Durrant collection - Norwich Castle Museum. (displayed with the kind permission of Tony Irwin, Norwich Castle Museum)

Similar Norfolk Species
Scarce Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chryson
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Common (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare immigrant/vagrant.
Resident and fairly common in the north of Britain.
Occasionally recorded in East Anglia.
Records in Norfolk presumed immigrants, or wanderers from the north.

13 Norfolk records, the first at Dilham in 1958 (G. Ford).

Recorded at...
Costessey (Hipperson, 1969);
Dereham (Durrant, 1970);
Cley (Kearney, 1976);
Sea Palling (Ward, 1986);
Cranwich (Haggett, 1988);
Hickling (Peet, 1989);
West Lynn (Wesley, 1994);
Dersingham (Murray, 2007);
Hunstanton (Mills, 2013);
Overstrand (Bond, 2013)
Horsey (Hodge, 2015)
Overstrand (Murphy, 2015)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 2015.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2015127TG24 - Cromer
06/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
07/08/2013127TG24 - Cromer
27/07/2013128TF64 - Hunstanton
29/07/2007128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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