Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis: Distribution map

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Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 28-35 mm.

Common over most of the British Isles, this spectacular moth has large areas of metallic colouring on the forewings.

The species is double-brooded, with moths on the wing between June and September.

The larvae feed on plants such as nettle (Urtica dioica), and the species inhabits gardens, waste ground and marshy areas.

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