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Dewick's Plusia
Macdunnoughia confusa (Stephens, 1850)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2436 / 73.010
Photo © John William Cooper,  Spurn, VC61

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Autographa bractea
Forewing: 12-17mm
Flight: May, July - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Argus 47, 2001-2004:

VC61. Rudston, 12.9.2002 (ASE). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): A further specimen of this rare migrant was trapped at Spurn in 2009. This species has been expanding its range in Europe for many years and the numbers of migrants in Britain have been steadily increasing.

Argus 84, 2018: The third county record of this migrant species after records in VC61 in 2002 and 2009.

VC63. Austerfield, 5.8.2018 (SB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 90, 2020: An old record surfaced when a photograph appeared on Facebook. This is the fourth county record. It came a month after the third, also in VC63.

VC63. Cawthorne, 11.9.2018 (UR).

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (3%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/10/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
02/10/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
05/09/2023163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
04/09/2023163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
17/08/2023163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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