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Red-headed Chestnut
Conistra erythrocephala

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2261 / 73.198

Davey, P., 2009: A resident species in woodland on chalky soil in Sussex and Kent between 1847 and 1880 and noted as a rare immigrant subsequently, the larva feeding on deciduous trees at first and later on herbaceous plants. It is locally common within deciduous woodland throughout much of Europe, but absent from southern Iberia. Seventeen moths have been recorded in Dorset; all are suspected immigrants and nearly half of the tally appeared during the autumn of 2004 when a source of central... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (23%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov. (Mar-April)
Foodplant:   Oaks, elms, Hornbeam
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/11/201919SY49 Bridport
19/02/201819SY98 Wareham
22/11/201119SY66 Portland Bill
04/11/201119SY66 Portland Bill
31/10/2011+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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