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Gold Spangle
Autographa bractea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2444 / 73.018
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Hadston, Northumberland - 01/08/20

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Scarce Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chryson
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Common (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Status
Rare immigrant/vagrant.
Resident and fairly common in the north of Britain.
Occasionally recorded in East Anglia.
Records in Norfolk presumed immigrants, or wanderers from the north.

13 Norfolk records, the first at Dilham in 1958 (G. Ford).

Recorded at...
Costessey (Hipperson, 1969);
Dereham (Durrant, 1970);
Cley (Kearney, 1976);
Sea Palling (Ward, 1986);
Cranwich (Haggett, 1988);
Hickling (Peet, 1989);
West Lynn (Wesley, 1994);
Dersingham (Murray, 2007);
Hunstanton (Mills, 2013);
Overstrand (Bond, 2013)
Horsey (Hodge, 2015)
Overstrand (Murphy, 2015)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 2015.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
18/07/2015127TG24Overstrand
06/07/2015127TG42Horsey
07/08/2013127TG24Overstrand
27/07/2013128TF64Hunstanton
29/07/2007128TF62Dersingham Bog
19/07/1994128TF62West Lynn
August 1989127TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
23/07/1988228TL79Cranwich Heath
July 1986+27TG42Sea Palling
14/07/1976127TG04Cley next the Sea
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