Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis
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Flounced Chestnut
Anchoscelis helvola

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2265 / 73.188
=Agrochola helvola

General comments:

At the end of 2006 this was listed as an Endangered species in Hertfordshire (Plant, 2008). Now, it seems to have gone altogether. The decline appears, based on number of records, to have occurred throughout the 1980s and 1990s. There are only three records for the present millennium: Rickmansworth in 2001, Frithsden Beeches on 12th October 2002 and then Bricketwood on 17th October 2011. Prior to these, the last available was in 1993. Interestingly, the species may be more frequent at the present time in coastal localities of Britain, perhaps suggesting some common causes in the decline of this and the Garden Tiger Moth Arctia caja.

Recorded in 17 (41%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2011.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/2011120TL10 - St Albans
2005120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
2003120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
12/10/2002120SP91 - Tring
2002120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
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Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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