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Barred Chestnut
Diarsia dahlii

(Hübner, 1813) 2121 / 73.331

An uncommon and local species.

A species of moorland, broadleaved woodland on acid soils and wooded heath.

Overwinters as a larva, the adults coming to light.

Note the rather arched forewing and thin pale cross-line near the trailing edge should help to separate this from Ingrailed Clay.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Bilberry, Bramble, sallows and birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/202114VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
07/09/202114VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
29/08/20216VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
29/08/20216VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
18/10/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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