Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii
 
Dark Chestnut
2259 Conistra ligula
(Esper, 1791) 73.195
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 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/03/2014227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
30/03/2014128TF91 - Dereham
30/03/2014128TF91 - Dereham
29/03/2014127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
20/03/2014127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
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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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