Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis
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Brown-spot Pinion
Agrochola litura

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2266 / 73.187

A common species across the region.

Found in a range of habitats from broadleaved woodland to scrub, hedgerows and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September to mid-October
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants and trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
08/11/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
30/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
25/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
24/10/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ71

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