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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2267 / 73.186
Photo © Phyl England 24 Nov 2012

Similar Dorset Species
Brown-spot Pinion
Anchoscelis litura
Lunar Underwing
Anchoscelis lunosa
Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain and rare in Scotland, the larva feeding on various grasses, herbaceous plants and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). In Dorset, this highly variable moth is widespread and ranges from abundant on unimproved grassland on chalky soils, although numbers vary enormously from year to year, to common on dry, grassy heathland, and finally to low density in woodland.

Certain forms of this moth can be similar to the Brown-spot Pinion2266. Diagnostics include: lacks pitch-black marks along costal edge of forewing.

Recorded in 37 (93%) 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
07/12/201919SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
06/12/201919SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
28/11/201919SY98 - Wareham
24/11/201919SY58 - Abbotsbury
23/11/201919SY49 - Bridport
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