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Barred Chestnut
Diarsia dahlii

(Hübner, 1813) 2121 / 73.331

Norfolk status
Widespread but local in Scotland, northern England, the north Midlands and Wales.

Most recent confirmed records from only one site in Norfolk at West Runton Heath, where first recorded in 1997. It was recorded again at the same site in 2004, but has not been recorded since in Norfolk.

Barrett [VCH 1901] Noctua dahlii, Hb.
"Aldeby, Denton, Wootton, Horning ; scarce"

Larva feeds on various woody plants and herbaceous plants, including Bilberry, Bramble, Sallow, Silver Birch and Downy Birch.

Verification Grade Comment: No recent records

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2004.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2004+27TG14 - Sheringham
11/09/1997527TG14 - Sheringham
29/07/1979127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
18/07/1979127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
06/07/1977127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: Aug - Sept.
Foodplant:   Bilberry, Bramble, Sallows and Birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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