Golden Twin-spot - Chrysodeixis chalcites
Wingspan 33 to 44 mm.
An immigrant species that is usually found near to the coast.
The most typical time of occurrence is between September and November, when moths are sometimes found at light-traps.
On the continent, the caterpillars feed on such plants as chrysanthemum and viper's bugloss.
An immigrant species into the British Isles, with usually several reported every year, mainly from the south and south-east coasts. The species is also sometimes imported as larvae on fruit and flowers. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as a migrant.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded). It is believed that the Ravenstone record of 2006 is the first record for VC55.
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