Noctuidae : Xyleninae
ABH BF

Photo © Stephen Youngs,  18/02/2014 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii
 
Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula

(Esper, 1791) 73.195/2259
Norfolk status
Similar, but less common and not as frequently recorded as Chestnut (C. vaccinii).
Overwinters as an adult, woodland and open habitats, gardens

Usually dark chestnut or chocolate brown and shiny in appearance. Distinguished from Chestnut by the pointed or sharp wing tip (apex) and straighter outer edge (termen) of the forewing.
The differences are slight and care is needed.

Recorded in 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 16.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/03/2016127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
15/03/2016127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
12/03/2016127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
03/03/2016127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/02/2016127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Season: One generation Oct-Feb.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, sallows, oaks, docks
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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