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Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.197/2260
Norfolk status
Scarce, spreading rapidly in recent years.

Woodland, wooded heathland, pastoral farmland and thick hedgerows.
A very local species, occurring mainly in the south and south-east of England.

Overwinters as an adult, flying again in the spring.

First Norfolk record of a female taken at Hockwold in 2013 (K. Puttick, 24/04/13). Spreading across Norfolk in last few years.

Recorded in 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2018.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/03/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
11/03/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/03/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/10/2017128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/10/2017128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-17mm
Season: One generation Oct-Nov, flying again in March-May.
Foodplant:   Apple, Blackthorn, Plum, sallows Other deciduous trees (not well-known in the wild)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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