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Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2260 / 73.197
Photo © David Bryant,  Surlingham (29/09/2020)

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
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)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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).

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/ 2013 to 2018

Recorded in 41 (59%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/05/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
09/05/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
07/05/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
27/04/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
27/04/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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