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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 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: June - July and August - September
Foodplant:   Sedges, Yellow Iris, Branched Bur-reed, Water-plantain
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
04/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
03/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
31/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93

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