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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis
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Brown-spot Pinion
Anchoscelis litura

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2266 / 73.187

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring also to Beaded chestnut: In profusion on sugar and ivy-blossom everywhere from Bentley to Burgh Castle. The latter at Wingfield, and abroad till 5 November 1932 at Monks Soham; Mildenhall in 1936.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Seen at light in small numbers. Occasionally recorded at Ivy blossom.

Identification: Both the normal form and F. rufa-pallida are regularly seen in Suffolk. Beaded chestnut does not have the blackish marks along the costa, any marks there are brown in colour.

Habitat: Woodlands, scrub, hedgerows, parkland and gardens.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2023125TM04 - Hadleigh
16/10/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
12/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
11/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
10/10/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September to mid-October
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants and trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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