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).
Diagnostic S-shaped outer edge to the forewing.
Overwinters as an adult.
Woodland and open habitats, gardens

Recorded in 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/04/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
April 2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/03/2015128TL59 - Welney
08/03/2015127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
06/03/2015128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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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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