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Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2260 / 73.197

An uncommon but increasing resident in the south; largely absent from the north.

A species of woodland and wooded heaths, mature hedgerows.

Adults hibernate over winter but come to light more frequently in the spring.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 33 (24%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: October - November, and again March - May
Foodplant:   Apple, Blackthorn, Plum, sallows Other deciduous trees (not well-known in the wild)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
20/04/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
17/04/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
16/04/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
13/04/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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