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Plusia festucae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Gold Spot
73.0220 (B&F: 2439)

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

Status and ecology:

A resident species generally occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Is occasionally fairly common in a few marshy places in the south. Colonies are scarce in the north and missing from the far north-west. Double-brooded flying from late May to early July and again more numerously from the third week of July to early October. Larvae feed on unidentified grasses, sedges and marsh plants. (Pratt, 2011)

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Ringmer, 21 v 2017 Photo: John Luck

Plusia festucae (Linnaeus, 1758)

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