Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To MV light, Halesowen, VC37, October 1st 2004

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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2267 / 73.186

A common and very variable species across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats from broadleaved woodland to gardens.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
05/11/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
03/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
01/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
31/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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