Burnished Brass - Diachrysia chrysitis

    Description

    Wingspan 28-35 mm. This spectacular moth has large areas of metallic colouring on the forewings.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Inhabits gardens, waste ground and marshy areas.

    When to see it

    The species is double-brooded, with moths on the wing between June and September.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on plants such as Common Nettle.

    UK Status

    Common over most of the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    73.012 BF2434

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map