Noctuidae: Plusiinae

09054 Lempke's Gold Spot Plusia putnami, Grote, 1873

BF2440 (ABH73.023)


General Information

This species is very similar to the Gold Spot  but is generally smaller, with a usually orange-brown forewing. For certainty, genital examination is usually necessary.


Puplates in a cocoon spun inside the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Wood Small-reed (Calamagrostis epigejos), Purple Small-reed (Calamagrostis canescens), Yorkshire-fog (Holcus lanatus), grasses
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Fens, marshes and damp meadows.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Gold Spot Plusia festucae

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