Noctuidae : Xyleninae

Photo © Gary White,  15/02/2013 - North Walsham

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 1840.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/11/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/11/2015128TF91 - Dereham
10/11/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/11/2015127TM18 - Diss
08/11/2015127TG10 - 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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