Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Golden Plusia
Polychrysia moneta

(Fabricius, 1787) 2437 / 73.014

An uncommon resident.

Found mainly in parks and gardens where the foodplant is grown.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults are attracted to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 62 (44%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: June - August (September)
Foodplant:   Delphiniums and Larkspur
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
07/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
06/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
16/09/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
01/09/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO53

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