Noctuidae : Xyleninae

Photo © Matthew Casey,  Costessey Oct 2012

Similar Norfolk Species
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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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/11/2016127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
22/11/2016127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
21/11/2016127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
26/10/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/10/2016227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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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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