2434 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis
(Linnaeus, 1758)Wingspan 28-35 mm.
Common over most of the British Isles, this spectacular moth has large areas of metallic colouring on the forewings.
The species is double-brooded, with moths on the wing between June and September.
The larvae feed on plants such as nettle (Urtica dioica), and the species inhabits gardens, waste ground and marshy areas.