Main: (Noctuidae / Plusiinae)
73.005 [B&F: 2430] Scar Bank Gem (Ctenoplusia limbirena) (Guenée, 1852)

 

Notes: Rare immigrant from Canary Islands and North Africa, appearing in southern England on 15 occasions up to 1990. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there have been three records, from Freshwater in 1960 and 1988, and from Southsea on 10 June 1997. Wingspan 38-46 mm. The most likely confusion species is Silver Y Autographa gamma, which has the silver spot differently shaped and lacks clear white markings elsewhere (MBGBI Vol 10). 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.

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