Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Golden Plusia
Polychrysia moneta

(Fabricius, 1787) 2437 / 73.014

Norfolk status
Scarce in recent years, never commonly recorded.
Usually one generation, sometimes a second generation in Sept.

Adults can be found feeding on Valerian and Buddleia flowers at night in July and August.

Declining species in Norfolk, with only one or two records per year in the last decade.

Recorded in 37 (50%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
01/07/2021127TG21Norwich (Thorpe End)
30/06/2019127TG11Costessey
25/06/2019127TG10Hethersett
02/07/2018127TG10Hethersett
26/07/2017127TG10Hethersett
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug. (Sept)
Foodplant:   Delphiniums and Larkspur
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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