Main: (Noctuidae / Plusiinae)
73.013 [B&F: 2438] Purple-shaded Gem (Euchalcia variabilis) (Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783)


Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in Alpine plants from southern Europe. One was taken at bramble-blossom at Castle Kevin, Co. Wicklow, in August 1887 and eventually identified at the British Museum (Natural History), London. This may have been a natural immigrant, but more probably was the result of introduction, perhaps with garden plants. Wingspan 34-46 mm. It is unlikely that records of this species will be accepted unless the specimen is retained for examination. Larva feeds on Monk's-hood, Columbine, Larkspur and Alpine Meadow-rue.

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