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 2024.
Additional Stats

< Scarce Silver Y | Lempke's Gold Spot >

Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
23/06/2024127TG03Briston
17/06/2024127TG31Upton
05/06/2024127TG41Martham
29/05/2024127TG31Upton
28/05/2024128TF74Titchwell
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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
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