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Scarce Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chryson (Esper, 1789)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2435 / 73.011
Photo © Dave Morris,  South Wales, 2012

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Autographa bractea
Foodplant:   Hemp-agrimony.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Very local in the region. Resident on a few sites in the western half of Berkshire. Breeds in fenland and other marshy habitats. Older records over a wider area may indicate the existence of other breeding populations.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/2021122SU67 - Reading (W), Whitchurch
07/11/2020122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
18/07/2014122SU56 - Thatcham / Aldermaston
18/07/2014+22SU56 - Thatcham / Aldermaston
18/07/2013122SU56 - Thatcham / Aldermaston
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