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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2258 / 73.194
Photo © Tom Morris,  Alderholt

Similar Dorset Species
Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula
Red-headed Chestnut
Conistra erythrocephala
Forewing: 14-15mm
Flight: September - May
Foodplant:   Oaks, elms, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch and docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding nocturnally on various deciduous trees and shrubs. In Dorset, the moth ranges from locally abundant in deciduous woodland to rare in open situations. The adult is usually active during the milder spells in mid-winter.

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/12/201929SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
28/12/201919SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
06/12/201919SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
27/11/201919SY39 - Lyme Regis
27/11/201939SY58 - Abbotsbury
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