The Moths of Suffolk
2428 Golden Twin-spot, Chrysodeixis chalcites, (Esper, 1789)

National Status : Immigrant; import

Local Status : Scarce immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Multi-brooded on the continent. Mainly recorded from August to October

Larval foodplants : Sage, Viper's Bugloss, chrysanthemums, Celery, Tobacco and other plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as having occurred in Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 33-44mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTunbridge Wells Gem, Chrysodeixis acuta

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Caught by N Mason - Hollesley (10.ix.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
JFMAMJJASOND
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Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
ova larva ovalarvaimago larvapupaimago imago

Further Photographs

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Essex (12.x.2002) © L Gregory
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk (16.x.2005) © M Deans
Aldeburgh, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
 
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Trapped by Bill Last - Harlow, Essex (x.2014) © Neil Sherman