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Red Chestnut
Cerastis rubricosa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2139 / 73.336

A fairly common resident but appears to be a drop in post-2000 records.

Mainly found in broadleaved woodland and scrub but also in some gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults come to light and also visit sallow catkins.

Recorded in 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/05/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO49
30/04/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
29/04/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
26/04/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
25/04/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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