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73.012 ~ 2434 ~ Burnished Brass ~ Diachrysia chrysitis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-44mm.

Confusion species

Slender Burnished Brass.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Hedgerows, gardens, wet areas, wood edges and rough grassland.


Mostly on common nettle but also on many other herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva low down amongst the vegetation. Larva July-June. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon on the underside of the foodplant leaves.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, Llanfyllin
Pic shows f. aurea

Photo by PRW, 26th June 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows green form

Photo by PRW, 11th July 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows blue form