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

Lempke, 1966 2440 / 73.023

An uncommon resident.

Found in fens, marshes and other damp places.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come to light.

Note Care needed to separate from the commoner Gold Spot. In this species the large triangle near the wing tip is blunt-ended but is sharp and extended in Gold Spot. Also, the cross-lines are more distinct in Lempke's. However, these features are not always clear cut and dissection in advised where doubt exists.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (8%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Wood Small-reed other grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK22
19/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
18/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
11/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
21/07/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85

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