Dewick's Plusia - Macdunnoughia confusa
Wingspan 32 to 38 mm.
As this species is very uncommon in Britain a photograph is required to support records.
Usually only recorded in Britain when attracted to light.
August is the optimum month for this species in Britain, but records have occurred between July and October.
On the continent it is double-brooded, and the larvae feed on a range of plants, most commonly nettle (Urtica dioica).
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.
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