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Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chrysitis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2434 / 73.012

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on nettle (Urtica dioica) and dead-nettle (Lamium spp.), and occasionally on various other herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent, but at low density in open, unimproved grassland on all soil types, but rises to common in areas where improved farmland provides nitrogen-rich soils where nettle plants flourish. This is therefore one of the very few moth species to benefit from changes in agricultural... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/201919SY66 Portland Bill
04/10/201919SY98 Wareham
04/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
27/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
26/09/201919SY79 Puddletown

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