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Photo © Peter Kitchener,  Little Melton 25/11/11

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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii
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Red-headed Chestnut
Conistra erythrocephala

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2261 / 73.198
Norfolk status
Rare immigrant.
Larger than the other 'Chestnuts', Red-headed Chestnut has two or three small black markings in the orbicular stigma, which serve to be diagnostic.

Norfolk record from Oct 1945.
First modern record at Little Melton in 2011 (P.Kitchener, 25/11/11)

Recorded at Bradwell, East Suffolk VC25 (Knights, 08/10/2010)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1945.
Last Recorded in 2011.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/11/2011127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
28/10/1945128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
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Forewing: 16mm.
Season: One generation Sept-Nov. (Mar-April)
Foodplant:   Oaks, elms, Hornbeam
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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