Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Dewick's Plusia
Macdunnoughia confusa

(Stephens, 1850) 73.010

A recent arrival, recorded widely across the region. Formerly a scarce immigrant to Britain, greatly increased in the 21st century and now established in parts of southeast England. Recorded in numbers at a site in West Oxfordshire in 2021 and likely to be breeding there and elsewhere in the region.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 30 (38%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
14/09/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP33
12/09/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP33
11/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
06/09/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP33

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