Dewick's Plusia Macdunnoughia confusa
Adult • Denham, East Suffolk • © Nigel Whinney

73.01 BF2436

Dewick's Plusia Macdunnoughia confusa

(Stephens, 1850)

Wingspan 32-38 mm.

This moth is a vagrant to Britain, having occurred only a few dozen times, mostly attracted to light on the south and east coasts. August is the optimum month for this species, 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).
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