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Barred Chestnut
Diarsia dahlii

(Hübner, 1813) 2121 / 73.331

Davey, P., 2009: A species found locally in south-east, central and northern England, Wales and Scotland, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants before hibernation and the foliage of shrubs and trees in the spring. In Dorset, there are no recent records: Bere Wood, (O Pickard Cambridge), Cranborne Chase, on 30 July 1933 (A Russell) (see photo), Cranborne, (F Fisher, W Parkinson-Curtis).

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Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 1933.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Bilberry, Bramble, sallows and birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/193319SU01 Cranborne
30/07/193319ST91 Tarrant Gunville

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