Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Golden Plusia
Polychrysia moneta

(Fabricius, 1787) 73.014

Local across the region, but formerly more widespread, in line with a decline and range contraction in Britain since 1970. Usually found in gardens.

Recorded in 40 (51%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Delphiniums and Larkspur
Red List Status: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU48
07/06/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireTQ08
30/06/20211VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
04/07/20201VC23 - OxfordshireSP50
01/07/20181VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89

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