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 2023. Additional Stats