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 59 (42%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: June - August (September)
Foodplant:   Delphiniums and Larkspur
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
06/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
05/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
30/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO43
17/07/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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