Main: (Noctuidae / Plusiinae)
73.004 [B&F: 2433] Slender Burnished Brass (Thysanoplusia orichalcea) (Fabricius, 1775)

 

Notes: Rare immigrant from North Africa, appearing in southern England in small numbers. In 1969 at least ten were reported; although the records were spread over eight weeks, the concentration in mid-October appears to have been part of a very large immigration which included other scarce species. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there have been about ten records to date. Wingspan 38-48 mm. The far more common Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis has the thorax and abdomen stouter and forewing broader, with basal portion of the metallic patch extending from costa to dorsum; in Slender Burnished Brass most of the forewing is filled by a triangular greenish-brassy area, narrowly bordered at termen, more broadly at costa and dorsum, with pale purplish grey (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva polyphagous, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
1-km square SU28111101951Not recorded
1-km square SU54401201981Not recorded
1-km square SZ20931101981Not recorded
1-km square SZ31951101981Not recorded
Freshwater10120/09/1961Adult
Freshwater10108/10/1962Adult
Freshwater10120/09/1987Adult
Chandler's Ford11114/10/2001Adult
Freshwater Marshes SSSI1001962Not recorded
Linford11114/10/2006Adult
Lymington11005/09/1980Adult
Minstead11109/10/1969Adult
Totland10127/10/2006Adult
New Milton11108/10/1969Adult
Ringwood11121/09/1973Adult
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