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Dark Chestnut
Conistra ligula

(Esper, 1791) 2259 / 73.195

Morley's Final Catalogue: Text for both Chestnut and Dark chestnut: Both abundant throughout the county, the former rather the more prevalent.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common. Still the more scarcer of the two regularly recorded chestnuts.

Life history: Single-brooded. Regularly recorded on Ivy blossom, Blackberries and Sallow blossom as well as at light. The adults hibernate and emerge again in the spring on mild nights.

Identification: Chestnut is often paler in colour and has a more rounded forewing lacking a sharp point.

Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, scrub areas, gardens.

Recorded in 43 (74%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/03/2024125TM28 - Mendham
09/03/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
08/03/2024125TM27 - Fressingfield/Stradbroke
16/02/2024125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
16/02/2024226TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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