Noctuidae : Xyleninae

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

Similar Norfolk Species
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 2015.

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/01/2015127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
05/01/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
28/11/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/11/2014128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
18/11/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2015
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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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