Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2258 / 73.194

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland, hedgerows and gardens. Overwinters as an adult.

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

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii - (M) - Foulden Common 2010 - J Wheeler
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
30/04/2024+27TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
13/04/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
12/04/2024227TG42Eccles
12/04/2024128TF63Heacham
12/04/2024128TF91Dereham
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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-May.
Foodplant:   Oaks, elms, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch and docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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