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Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2260 / 73.197

Norfolk status
Formerly scarce, spreading rapidly in recent years.

Woodland, wooded heathland, pastoral farmland and thick hedgerows.
Noted as being a very local species, occurring mainly in the south and south-east of England, this species has been spreading rapidly across Norfolk in recent years.

Overwinters as an adult, flying again in the spring.

First Norfolk record of a female taken at Hockwold in 2013 (K. Puttick, 24/04/13). Recorded at over 40 sites by 2021.

Recorded in 47 (64%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
04/05/2024128TF62Sandringham
01/05/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
13/04/2024128TF63Snettisham
12/04/2024128TF63Snettisham
12/04/2024227TG51Scratby
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Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: One generation Oct-Nov, flying again in March-May.
Foodplant:   Apple, Blackthorn, Plum, sallows Other deciduous trees (not well-known in the wild)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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