The Moths of Suffolk
2436 Dewick's Plusia, MacDunnoughia confusa, (Stephens, 1850)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Mostly recorded from July to October, but may also occur in May

Larval foodplants : Common Nettle, Yarrow, mayweeds, Chamomile, wormwoods and other herbaceous plants

Records : Landguard (N Odin, 7.viii.1997), Rendham (M Deans, 15.viii.2002), Bromeswell (A Hubbard, 26.xi.2005), Bawdsey (M Deans, 12.ix.2008), Eye (P Kitchener, 23.ix.2008)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk species

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-17mm, Wingspan 32-38mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGolden Twin-spot, Chrysodeixis chalcites
Tunbridge Wells Gem, Chrysodeixis acuta
Gold Spangle, Autographa bractea

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Rendham (15.viii.2002) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
imago imago imago imago no datano data

Further Photographs

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Las Descargues, France. (ix.2006) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (23.ix.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Bawdsey, Suffolk (12.ix.2008) © Matthew Deans
 
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Second site record - Bawdsey, Suffolk (14.ix.2009) © Matthew Deans
Ex female trapped by M. Deans in October 2013 - Bawdsey, Suffolk (xi.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ex female trapped by M. Deans in October 2013 - Bawdsey, Suffolk (xi.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (29.ix.2016) © Paul Kitchener