Scar Bank Gem Ctenoplusia limbirena
(Guenée, 1852)Wingspan c. 40-45 mm.
A rare autumn immigrant, mainly to the south and south-west of England, there have been around 15 records to date of this Afrotropical species.
The species resembles Silver Y in appearance, but tends to be more reticulated, often with a violet or purple sheen, and usually a distinctive pale patch on the central part of the termen.
The foodplants of the larvae include mullein (Verbascum) and mallow (Althaea) but in captivity they will feed on a range of different plants.