Dewick's Plusia - Macdunnoughia confusa


Wingspan 32 to 38 mm.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

As this species is very uncommon in Britain a photograph is required to support records.


Usually only recorded in Britain when attracted to light.

When to see it

August is the optimum month for this species in Britain, but records have occurred between July and October.

Life History

On the continent it is double-brooded, and the larvae feed on a range of plants, most commonly nettle (Urtica dioica).

UK Status

This moth is a migrant to Britain, having occurred only a few dozen times, mostly attracted to light on the south and east coasts. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as a rare migrant.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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