Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis
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Flounced Chestnut
Anchoscelis helvola

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2265 / 73.188
=Agrochola helvola

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 71 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees also Heather and Bilberry
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
06/10/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
21/09/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
20/09/20225VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
20/09/20225VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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