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73.023 ~ 2440s1 ~ Lempke's Gold Spot ~ Plusia putnami
UK Status

Resident. Local C,(N,S).

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species. However, it is likely to be overlooked due to its similarity with the Gold Spot.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-42mm.

Confusion species

Gold Spot.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet and damp places.


Wood small-reed, purple small-reed, yorkshire fog and other grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-May. Pupates in a cocoon spun in the leaves of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 30th July 2004, Commins Coch

Photo by MEG, 2014, Llandyssil