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Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2260 / 73.197

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined mainly to southern England, the larval foodplant is unknown but abroad the caterpillar has been found on apple (Malus spp.), blackthorn (Prunus spp.), sallow (Salix), oak (Quercus spp.) and hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). In Dorset, the moth is at low density across a range of biotypes and soil types. It is most often trapped on clay soil and least on chalky soil (see graphic). One locality favoured by the moth and a potential 'hot-spot' is Furzebrook,... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: October - November, and again March - May
Foodplant:   Apple, Blackthorn, Plum, sallows Other deciduous trees (not well-known in the wild)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
06/11/201919ST61 Sherborne
22/04/201919SY78 Broadmayne
10/04/201919SY79 Puddletown
22/03/201919SZ09 Poole

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