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Scarce Burnished Brass
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(Esper, 1789) 2435 / 73.011

Norfolk status

A scarce species found in marshy places, fens, and river banks.

In the nineteenth century the species was believed to be restricted to East Anglia in the fens at Chippenham and Wicken (Haggett,1981). It now occurs in only a few southern counties of England and south Wales.

Not listed by Barrett & Atmore (Trans. N&NNS) between 1873 and 1913, yet noted as recorded in Norfolk by South, 1908 (Moths of the British Isles. series ii. first ed.)

Larvae recorded in Norfolk along the banks of the River Wissey near Lynford in 1950. (Haggett, Ent. Gaz. 2. 1951)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1950.
Last Recorded in 1961.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
1961 to 1981+27TG32Stalham / Catfield
14/10/1950428TL89Lynford Arboretum / Lakes
1950 to 1951+28TL89Lynford Arboretum / Lakes
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Forewing: 20-24mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Hemp-agrimony
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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