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Red Chestnut
Cerastis rubricosa
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Cerastis leucographa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2140 / 73.337

Morley's Final Catalogue: ''Very rare. Combs Wood, near Stowmarket (H. H. Crewe)'': but not in Nat. 1858. None later; needs confirmation.

Recent Suffolk Status: Uncertain. No records in database.
Combs Wood has been searched by the Suffolk Moth group but this species hasn't been found there again.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Red chestnut lacks the white kidney mark and oval spot.

Habitat: Woodland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Additional Stats
< Red Chestnut | True Lover's Knot >

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Latest 5 Records
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Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: Late March-April
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants and trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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