Noctuidae: Plusiinae

09045 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2434 (ABH73.012)


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon attached to the underside of a leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), White Dead-nettle (Lamium album), Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare), Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus), Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), herbaceous plants
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and August-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Gardens, hedgerows, meadows and waste ground.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Slender Burnished Brass Thysanoplusia orichalcea

Larva Type:
Green, white, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs: