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Red Chestnut
Cerastis rubricosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2139 / 73.336
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  13/04/2018 - Peddars Way

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Similar Norfolk Species
Cerastis leucographa
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-April.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Nat 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 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
26/04/2019127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
24/04/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
23/04/2019+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/04/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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