Main: (Noctuidae / Plusiinae)
73.014 [B&F: 2437] Golden Plusia (Polychrysia moneta) (Fabricius, 1787)

 

Common in gardens and parks throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight first became established in the county in the late 19th Century, becoming a moderately common cottage garden species, taking advantage of cultivated species of Delphinium and Aconitum. It then decreased in numbers quite dramatically, possibly due to the increased usage of insecticides in gardens, but is still reported occasionally. Wingspan 38-44 mm. Fairly distinctive. Larva feeds on flower buds, leaves and seeds of Larkspur.

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