The Moths of Suffolk
2434 Burnished Brass, Diachrysia chrysitis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Fens, woodland, grassland, heathland, scrub and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late May to mid-July and late July to early October

Larval foodplants : Common Nettle mainly, also White Dead-nettle, Wild Marjoram, Lesser Burdock, Spear Thistle

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant at dusk and light from Ipswich to Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-19mm, Wingspan 34-44mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSlender Burnished Brass, Thysanoplusia orichalcea

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Woolpit, Suffolk (24.vi.2006) © Paul Bryant

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (8.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2003) © N Sherman
Thetford (23.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory
 
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Great Cornard, Suffolk (ix.2005) © Stuart Read
"Golden" example - Eye, Suffolk (6.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (22.vi.2016) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (3.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman