Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2258 (ABH73.194) Chestnut Conistra vaccinii, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR09600

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 26th October 2017. MV trap.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 26th October 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-15mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), docks (Rumex spp.)
Flying: One generation, late September-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 71 (26.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 January to 31 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 May to 22 June

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula
Red-headed Chestnut Conistra erythrocephala


Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, green, grey, black, yellow, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5