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Red Chestnut
Cerastis rubricosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2139 / 73.336
Photo © Garry Barlow,  The Brecks 080415

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Cerastis leucographa
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-April.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Appearing in the first warm days of March and April.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland, gardens.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
15/05/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/05/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/05/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
12/05/2021228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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