Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Lempke's Gold Spot
Plusia putnami
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Gold Spot
Plusia festucae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2439 / 73.022

A common resident.

Found in a range of mainly damp habitats as well as in gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults come readily to light and also visit flowers at night.

Note The rare Lemke's Gold Spot is similar but in that species the large white triangle near the wing tip is blunt-ended but on this species it has an acute point.

Recorded in 107 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: June - July and August - September
Foodplant:   Sedges, Yellow Iris, Branched Bur-reed, Water-plantain
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
06/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
03/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
14/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
14/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95

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