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Photo © Jim Wheeler,  West Runton, 13/10/1959 Elgood Collection Wisbech Fenland Museum (displayed with the kind permission of Wisbech Fenland Museum 2010)

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Slender Burnished Brass
Thysanoplusia orichalcea

(Fabricius, 1775) 2433 / 73.004

Norfolk status
A rare immigrant species, which has occurred less than 100 times in Britain.

Singleton recorded at West Runton, Norfolk. 13th Oct 1959.
"A male specimen of this species, in perfect condition, came to MV light here on the night of 13th October. This would appear to be only the fourth from this country." R G Todd. (Ent. Rec V71 1959 p268.)
This specimen is in the Elgood collection at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

Recorded by John Curtis (British Entomology Vol 5. 1823 - 1840) as August, Hethersett by H. Brown, Esq.
C. Barrett (VCH, 1901) "I know of no more recent capture in the county."

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1823.
Last Recorded in 1959.
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
13/10/1959127TG14West Runton
1823 to 1840+27TG10Hethersett
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: Aug-Oct. (pos June-Nov)
Foodplant:   Low growing plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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