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Conistra vaccinii (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2258 / 73.194
Photo © Matthew Casey,  12/11/2013 - new costessey,49 gurney rd nr50qh

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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
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 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/03/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
04/03/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
03/03/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
01/03/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/03/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
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