Burnished Brass - Diachrysia chrysitis


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

Identification difficulty

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)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map