Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula
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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii

(Linnaeus, 1761) 73.194/2258
Norfolk status
Widespread.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland, hedgerows and gardens. Overwinters as an adult.

Highly variable colours from plain to strongly marbled. Distinguished from Dark Chestnut by the blunt wing tip (apex) and rounded outer edge (termen) of the forewing.

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii - (M) - Foulden Common 2010 - J Wheeler
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/11/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/11/2018227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Season: One generation Sept-May.
Foodplant:   Oaks, elms, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch and docks
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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