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Tunbridge Wells Gem
Chrysodeixis acuta

(Walker, 1857) 2429 / 73.009

Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant species seen on twenty occasions in Britain, the first in Kent in 1870 and then not again until 1955. The moth is resident in the tropics and the sub-tropics, the larva feeding on various wild and cultivated herbaceous plants and vegetables, including tomato and soybean. In Dorset, six moths have been seen, all at light traps: Sherborne, on 25 September 1967 (C Gibson), West Bexington, on 26 October 1995, 13 October 2005 (R Eden), Durlston, two on 26 October... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: May, September to October
Foodplant:   Thorn-apple, Tomato, Tobacco, Banana, Canna lilies and many other plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/201419SY79 Puddletown
30/10/200919SY58 Abbotsbury
13/10/200519SY58 Abbotsbury
26/10/199519SY58 Abbotsbury
26/10/199529SZ07 Swanage

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