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Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chrysitis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2434 / 73.012
Photo © Patrick Clement

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident across the region.

A species of gardens, hedges, marshes, fens and woodland edges.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 120 (86%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
10/10/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
30/09/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
25/09/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
23/09/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
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