Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii
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Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula

(Esper, 1791) 2259 / 73.195

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding nocturnally on various deciduous trees and shrubs. In Dorset, the moth is at low density across the county with no discernible habitat preferences, although the coastal population tends to be marginally higher than those inland. The records indicate a drop in numbers of more than eighty per cent on average, between the autumn and spring peaks.

The moth is similar to the Chestnut2258. Diagnostics include:... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: October - February
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, sallows, oaks, docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
25/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
24/11/201919SY49 Bridport
24/11/201919SY98 Wareham
23/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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