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.