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Diachrysia chrysitis (Burnished Brass Moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Europe, the Caucasus, Russia, Russian Far East and Siberia.In the South of Europe the range extends to southern Spain, southern Italy and the Balkan peninsula. It is lacking on most of the Greek Islands. In the North it extends into almost to the Arctic circle and far North Russia. In the East the range extends to the Amur region and Japan.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Manchester Mosses 427 England, United Kingdom  
Mendip Woodlands 627 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Arctium minus (Common Burdock)[1]
Buddleja davidii (orange eye butterflybush)[1]
Centranthus ruber (red valerian)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Cynoglossum clandestinum (gypsyflower)[2]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Lamium album (white deadnettle)[3]
Lamium purpureum (purple deadnettle)[1]
Lonicera periclymenum (European honeysuckle)[1]
Origanum vulgare (oregano)[1]
Succisa pratensis (devilsbit)[3]
Symphytum officinale (common comfrey)[2]
Urtica dioica (California nettle)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abrostola triplasia (Dark Spectacle)2
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)2
Acherontia atropos (Death's-head hawk moth)2
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)3
Amauromyza labiatarum2
Amphipyra pyramidea2
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)2
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)4
Arctia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)2
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)3
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)4
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)4
Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y)4
Axylia putris (Flame)3
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)4
Callogaeana festiva2
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)3
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Colostygia pectinataria (Green Carpet)2
Cucullia asteris (Star-wort)2
Cucullia umbratica (Shark)2
Deilephila porcellus (Small Elephant Hawk-moth)2
Epiphyas postvittana (Light brown apple moth)2
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)3
Euplexia lucipara (Small Angle Shades)2
Gonepteryx rhamni (Brimstone Butterfly)3
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)2
Hemaris tityus (Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth)3
Hepialus humuli (Ghost Moth)3
Hilaphura varipes2
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)3
Liriomyza strigata3
Longitarsus luridus2
Macroglossum stellatarum (Hummingbird Hawk-Moth)2
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)2
Naenia typica (Gothic)4
Neoerysiphe galeopsidis3
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)2
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)4
Peribatodes rhomboidaria (Willow Beauty)2
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)4
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)2
Plusia festucae (Gold Spot)3
Polymixis flavicincta (Large Ranunculus)3
Pseudopanthera macularia (Speckled Yellow Moth)2
Rhingia campestris4
Sericomyia silentis2
Standfussiana lucernea (Northern Rustic)2
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)2
Udea prunalis2
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)2


Pollinator of 
Succisa pratensis (devilsbit)[3]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Ecology of Commanster
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