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Golden Twin-spot
Chrysodeixis chalcites

(Esper, 1789) 2428 / 73.008
Photo © Damian Money,  Marske, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Beaumont, 2002:

VC61. Spurn, 20.9.1992 (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

VC63. Ripponden, 10.9.2000 (ME). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 54, 2007: A totally unexpected migrant and the first record of this species away from VC61.

VC64. Bellflask, 3.11.2007 (BM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 58, 2009: An unusual migrant with occasional scattered records across the county. VC62. Marske Beach, 4.2.2008 (DM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There have been increasing records of this migrant in the last few years, many of them inland. Sometimes it can be imported as a larva or pupa on flowers and some records may have come into the county this way.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 12 (6%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: July - November
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/10/2023161TA07 - Hunmanby
23/10/2022161TA32 - Withernsea
01/08/2019161TA14 - Brandesburton
18/08/2011164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
02/08/2011162NZ61 - Guisborough
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