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73.009 ~ 2429 ~ Tunbridge Wells Gem ~ Chrysodeixis acuta
UK Status

Rare Migrant. Found at various sites, mainly coastal, in England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the far north of the county at Llanfyllin in 2022. This species is new for the whole of north Wales. To date there have only been around 30 Tunbridge Wells Gems recorded in the UK. However, what makes this particular record outstanding is that the recorder (Simon Spencer) trapped two on the same night, which is truly remarkable.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-46mm.

Confusion species

Golden Twin-spot, Dewick's Plusia.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)





Lifestage data

No evidence of breeding in the UK. Mainly seen in October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SS, 31st Oct 2022, Llanfyllin