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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2258 / 73.194
Photo © Matthew Casey,  22/12/2017 - Hethersett

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Similar Norfolk Species
Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula
Red-headed Chestnut
Conistra erythrocephala
Forewing: 14-15mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-May.
Foodplant:   Oaks, elms, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch and docks
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland, hedgerows and gardens. Overwinters as an adult.

Highly variable colours from plain to strongly marbled. Distinguished from Dark Chestnut by the blunt wing tip (apex) and rounded outer edge (termen) of the forewing.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/11/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/11/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/11/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
13/11/2020127TM18 - Diss
12/11/2020227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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