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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii
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Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula

(Esper, 1791) 2259 / 73.195
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 58 (78%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/2022128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
05/04/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
25/03/2022128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
13/03/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/03/2022128TF51 - Tilney/Wiggenhall
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation Oct-Feb.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, sallows, oaks, docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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