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Tunbridge Wells Gem
Chrysodeixis acuta
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Golden Twin-spot
Chrysodeixis chalcites

(Esper, 1789) 2428 / 73.008

Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant species that is resident in Africa and a transitory resident in southern Europe, the polyphagous larva feeding on various wild and cultivated herbaceous plants and vegetables. It has also been imported several times to the UK in the larval stage on tomatoes and chrysanthemums. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded eleven times at light traps and always along the coastal belt in airflows originating in the region of the western Mediterranean and Iberia. West... Read More

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Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: July - November
Foodplant:   Sage, Viper's-bugloss, chrysanthemums, Celery etc
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
03/10/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
29/09/201419SY67 Portland / Weymouth
30/08/201319SY67 Portland / Weymouth
12/07/201219ST82 Shaftesbury / Gillingham

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