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Red Chestnut
Cerastis rubricosa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2139 / 73.336

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally common in deciduous woodland and in mire habitat on heathland. Elsewhere it is at low density. The flight period varies according to how slow or advanced the season is.

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/05/201919SY89 Bere Regis
03/05/201919SY89 Bere Regis
01/05/201919SY89 Bere Regis
01/05/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
30/04/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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