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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii
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Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula

(Esper, 1791) 2259 / 73.195

Norfolk status
Similar, but less common and not as frequently recorded as Chestnut (C. vaccinii).
Overwinters as an adult, woodland and open habitats and gardens.

Usually a dark chestnut or chocolate brown colour and shiny in appearance. Separated from Chestnut by the pointed or sharp wing tip (apex) and straighter outer edge (termen) of the forewing. The differences are slight and care is needed.

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
19/03/2024128TF62Dersingham Bog
16/03/2024127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
14/03/2024228TL79Mundford
09/03/2024127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
05/03/2024227TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation Oct-Feb.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, sallows, oaks, docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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