Gold Spot Plusia festucae - Distribution map

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Gold Spot Plusia festucae

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 34-46 mm.

Damp places, such as fens, water-meadows and river banks are the favourite haunts of this colourful species.

It has two generations in the south, sometimes only one in the north, flying between June and September, and is reasonably common throughout the whole of Britain.

The larvae feed on a variety of plants, mainly associated with these damp habitats.
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