Main: (Noctuidae / Plusiinae)
73.008 [B&F: 2428] Golden Twin-spot (Chrysodeixis chalcites) (Esper, [1803])

 

Immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in southern England: up to 1980, there were about 18 records, all in September and October, between 1980 and 2001 over 100 specimens were recorded. In 1977 and 1978 some 20 larvae or pupae were found on house plants imported from the Canary Islands and Kenya. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight seven immigrants have been recorded to date, three from Freshwater, two from Highcliffe, and one each from Warsash and Crawley. Wingspan 33-44 mm. The most likely confusion species is Tunbridge Wells Gem C. acuta, which see for differences. Larva feeds on a wide variety of plants, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
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Larval

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)05-Oct-1965oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)09-Sep-1985oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)19-Oct-1988oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)19-Nov-1998oneKnill-Jones, Sam Larval
Bonchurch (SZ57)29-Oct-2007oneHalsey, James Adult
Wheelers Bay (SZ57)30-Aug-2014oneButler, Andy Adult
Wheelers Bay (SZ57)22-Jul-2016oneButler, Andy Adult
East Cowes (SZ59)19-Oct-2018oneWolton, VAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)2018oneHalsey, James Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
(SZ29)1981-Not known-
(SU50)1981-Not known-
Brockenhurst (SU20)01-Nov-2002oneButterworth, AAdult
Southsea (SZ69)30-Jul-2014oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Sandy Point (SZ79)22-Sep-2014oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Southsea (SZ69)13-Aug-2016oneGoodridge, Jeff Adult
Fareham (SU50)24-Oct-2017oneMcPherson, Ivor Adult
Bournemouth (SZ19)11-Oct-2018oneEvans, David Adult
Southsea (SZ69)20-Sep-2019oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Northwood (SU43)23-Sep-1998oneBell, RAAdult

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