Main: (Noctuidae / Plusiinae)
73.010 [B&F: 2436] Dewick's Plusia (Macdunnoughia confusa) (Stephens, 1850)

 

Notes: Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in south-eastern England for the first time at Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, on 3 October 1951. From about 1920 had spread rapidly into Western Europe from the central Palaearctic, and has been seen increasingly in Britain, especially in the last ten years. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded for the first time in August 1991, with six in 2007, 11 in 2008 and a minimum of 6 in 2009. Wingspan 32-38 mm. Fairly distinctive. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Stinging Nettle, Yarrow, Corn Chamomile, Stinking Chamomile and Wormwood, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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