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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii
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Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula

(Esper, 1791) 73.195/2259
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 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/03/2019127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
14/03/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/03/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
02/03/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
01/03/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Season: One generation Oct-Feb.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, sallows, oaks, docks
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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