Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis
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Flounced Chestnut
Agrochola helvola

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2265 / 73.188

A fairly common but declining resident.

Found in broadleaved woodland heathland and moorland.

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

Recorded in 69 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees also Heather and Bilberry
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
27/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
26/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
25/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
25/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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