Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Dewick's Plusia
Macdunnoughia confusa

(Stephens, 1850) 2436 / 73.010

Davey, P., 2009: A relatively recent immigrant species, the first seen in Essex in 1951, and at least one seen in most years this century. The species was originally resident in eastern Europe and Asia and has spread west and north from the 1920s; it is now resident over much of mainland Europe and Scandinavia, the polyphagous larva feeding on various herbaceous plants including dead nettle sp. (Lamium sp.), nettle (Urtica dioica), chamomiles (Chamaemelum nobile and Anthemis spp.) and mayweeds... Read More

Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-17mm
Flight: May, July - October
Foodplant:   Common Nettle other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/10/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
04/10/201919SY98 Wareham
23/09/201919SY49 Bridport
21/09/201919SU00 Wimborne
01/09/201919SZ07 Swanage

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