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Gold Spot
Plusia festucae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2439 / 73.022

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread wetland species in Britain, the larva feeding on sedges (Carex spp.), yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus) and water plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density colonising fen, river, stream, ditch and lake habitat wherever reasonable quantities of its foodplants may be found. It has a tendency to wander, and has been trapped on dry soils well away from core habitat. The national norm is for a single brood in the north of Britain... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: June - July and August - September
Foodplant:   Sedges, Yellow Iris, Branched Bur-reed, Water-plantain
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
11/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
05/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
04/10/201919SY98 Wareham
02/10/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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