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Brown-spot Pinion
Anchoscelis litura
Lunar Underwing
Anchoscelis lunosa
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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2267 / 73.186

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring also to Brown-spot pinion: 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. Can be seen at light in large numbers at some sites. Occasionally recorded at Ivy blossom.

Identification: It is very variable in appearance with several named forms; care should be taken as some forms superficially resemble forms of Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) however the slimmer oval and kidney marks should help identification. The similar Brown-spot pinion has black marks along the costa - these are brown in Beaded chestnut.

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

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
19/11/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
18/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
18/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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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