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Tunbridge Wells Gem
Chrysodeixis acuta

(Walker, 1857) 2429 / 73.009
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  Warwickshire, 10/21

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local vagrant.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Only eight specimens of this migrant have been taken in Britain (Skinner, 1984). One of these was in Yorkshire, at Knaresborough (VC64) in 1955 by W. Beck (YNU, 1970).

2012 (CHF): There have been no more Yorkshire records of this scarce migrant. There have now been about twenty records in Britain.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1955.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: May, September to October
Foodplant:   Thorn-apple, Tomato, Tobacco, Banana, Canna lilies and many other plants
GB Status: Immigrant
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2022163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
1955+64SE35 - Harrogate / Knaresborough
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