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Gold Spot
Plusia festucae
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Lempke's Gold Spot
Plusia putnami

Lempke, 1966 2440 / 73.023

Norfolk status
Scarce.
Broads, fens, marshes and damp meadows.
Very similar to the Gold Spot, but smaller on average, with forewing usually orange-brown.
It can be necessary to check the structure of the genitalia for confirmation.


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

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

Recorded in 13 (18%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
01-09-2021 - Comparison - LEFT Lempkes Gold Spot RIGHT Gold Spot - Neil Bowman
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
06/09/2023+27TG40Halvergate
04/09/2023+28TL99Hockham Heath / Cranberry Rough
15/08/2023227TG31Ludham
11/08/2023127TG11Costessey
08/07/2023+27TG32Irstead / Catfield
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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Wood Small-reed other grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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