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Golden Twin-spot
Chrysodeixis chalcites (Esper, 1789)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2428 / 73.008
Photo © Natural History Museum,  Bred from ova ex female taken at Overstrand, Oct 1992. Bob Cox.

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: July-Nov
Foodplant:   Sage, Viper's-bugloss, chrysanthemums, Celery etc.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce immigrant.
Recorded mainly Aug - Oct.

Please retain specimens for confirmation.

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)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/10/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
11/10/2018127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
11/05/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/10/2013227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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