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Red Chestnut
Cerastis rubricosa
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White-marked
Cerastis leucographa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2140 / 73.337

An uncommon resident in the south and west.

A species of broadleaved woodland, scrub and old hedgerows.

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

Note similar to Red Chestnut but the oval mark and kidney mark are largely creamy white and are distinct.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 54 (39%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Probably herbaceous plants
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
22/04/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58
20/04/20224VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
19/04/2022+VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
18/04/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSO28
17/04/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO28

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