Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Golden Twin-spot
Chrysodeixis chalcites

(Esper, 1789) 2428 / 73.008

Norfolk status
Scarce immigrant.
Recorded mainly September to November.

First record from Norfolk in 1988 when a larva was found on an exotic orchid given to a patient at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. The specimen was bred out by G. Haggett and produced a female moth on the 12th March 1988.
The specimen was determined by Dr I. Kitching (BMNH) as an unusual form of Chrysodeixis chalcites. (see article below)

The most likely confusion species is Tunbridge Wells Gem, not recorded in Norfolk.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Ent. Rec. vol 101. 1989 - The unusual circumstances of the occurrence of a most peculiar form of Chrysodeixis chalcites. - G.M. Haggett.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
23/10/2023127TG42Eccles
19/10/2023127TG42Eccles
17/09/2023127TG13Little Barningham
12/11/2022127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
12/11/2022127TG23Roughton
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: July-Nov
Foodplant:   Sage, Viper's-bugloss, chrysanthemums, Celery etc
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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