Noctuidae: Plusiinae

09049 Scarce Burnished Brass Diachrysia chryson, (Esper, 1789)

BF2435 (ABH73.011)


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon formed under a leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 20-24mm.
Foodplant(s): Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Marshy places, fens, and river banks.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Kokalyane, near Sofia, 16th July 2014.
Kokalyane, near Sofia, 16th July 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Larva Type:
Green, yellow, white, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs: