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Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula

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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2258 / 73.194

A common species across the region.

Found in broadleaved woodland, scrub and many gardens.

Overwinters as an adult. They are attracted to light and to sugar and may be seen on Ivy blossom in the autumn or Sallow catkins in spring.

Recorded in 108 (77%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

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
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/12/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
28/12/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
27/12/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
22/12/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
22/12/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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