Noctuidae: Plusiinae

09045 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2434 (ABH73.012)

ex. Larva, Christophstal, May 2014
ex. Larva, Christophstal, May 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Christophstal, May 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards
Great Staughton, UK, May 2011
Great Staughton, UK, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon attached to the underside of a leaf.

Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), White Dead-nettle (Lamium album), Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare), Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus), Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), herbaceous plants
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and August-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Gardens, hedgerows, meadows and waste ground.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 24 May to 09 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 April to 20 April



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3