The Moths of Suffolk
2435 Scarce Burnished Brass, Diachrysia chryson, (Esper, 1789)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Uncertain/Vagrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : River valleys, canal banks, marshes, fens, damp open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Hemp-agrimony

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : An extremely local species everywhere, and most rare with us. One captured at honeysuckle flower at Middleton near Yoxford by Revd. J. H. White about 1857. Mr. Wellman exhibited one 'from Newmarket' (EMM. 1887, p. 119). Also Col. Nurse records (in lit. 20 October 1913) that several examples had been taken during 1913 in 'west Suffolk.'

Wingspan details : Forewing 20-24mm, Wingspan 44-54mm


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