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Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2260 / 73.197

General comments:
Widespread but localised resident.

Formerly a rather scarce resident across our area, this species has increased in frequency at light tarps from 2006 onwards. However it apparently remains present in relatively low numbers only. It may be overlooked in many areas.

Recorded in 28 (68%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1993.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/12/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
15/12/2023220TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
08/12/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
08/10/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
04/05/2023220TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
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Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: One generation Oct-Nov, flying again in March-May.
Foodplant:   Apple, Blackthorn, Plum, sallows Other deciduous trees (not well-known in the wild)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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