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Polychrysia moneta (Fabricius, 1787)

Golden Plusia
73.0140 (B&F: 2437)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Plusiinae
    »Tribe: Plusiini

Status and ecology:

A resident species in danger of extinction in both vice-counties. The moth usually occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats but is sometimes fairly common in gardens. Much less frequent since 1988 and scarce during the 21st century. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid June to late July. Larvae feed on monkshood. (Pratt, 2011)

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Coldean, Brighton, vi 1986 Photo: Laurie Lerner & Roy Leverton

Polychrysia moneta (Fabricius, 1787)

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