Diachrysia chryson

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Diachrysia chryson
Diacrysia chryson.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Diachrysia
Species: D. chryson
Binomial name
Diachrysia chryson
(Esper, 1789)
  • Plusia chryson
  • Phytometra chryson
  • Autographa chryson
  • Phalaena chryson
  • Phalaena aerifera

The Scarce Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chryson) is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Central and Southern Europe (including the southern part of the British Isles), Asia Minor up to Japan.

The wingspan is 44–54 mm. The moth flies from July to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Eupatorium cannabinum.


There are three recognised subspecies:

  • Diachrysia chryson chryson
  • Diachrysia chryson pales
  • Diachrysia chryson deltaica

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