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

Norfolk status
Local, common in fen areas and the Broads.
Fens, damp meadows, heathland, damp woodland and saltmarsh.

The main confusion species is Lempke's Gold Spot.


Lempke's Gold Spot (left) Gold Spot (right)

Lempke's has a shorter, broader, less elongated inner apical streak.

Recorded in 62 (84%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
07/10/2023127TG42Eccles
30/09/2023127TG42Eccles
27/09/2023127TG42Eccles
23/09/2023127TG31Upton
21/09/2023127TG31Upton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: June-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sedges, Yellow Iris, Branched Bur-reed, Water-plantain
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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