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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Hartland Moor, Dorset. June 2018

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Horse Chestnut
Pachycnemia hippocastanaria

(Hübner, [1799]) 1905 / 70.225

Morley's Final Catalogue: Surprisingly little known with us, where heather is so wide spread adown the coast as well as in the north-west, with scattered patches elsewhere. No extensions of the Rev. A. H. Wratislaw's discovery of this southern species' presence at Aldeburgh, where he took several specimens about 1870, is yet observed. Suffolk limits its range.

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Heathland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 1870.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1870+25TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Flight: April-May
Foodplant:   Heather, Cross-leaved Heath
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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