The Moths of Suffolk
2429 Tunbridge Wells Gem, Chrysodeixis acuta, (Walker, 1858)

National Status : Rare immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Recorded in May and September to October

Larval foodplants : Thorn-apple, Tomato, Tobacco, Banana, Canna lilies and many other plants

Records : Nowton (R Eley, 1986)

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

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-18mm, Wingspan 36-46mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGolden Twin-spot, Chrysodeixis chalcites

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Trapped by Roy Eden - Dorset (x.2005) © Lee Gregory

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Trapped by Roy Eden - West Bexington, Dorset (13.x.2005) © M Deans