Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2259a (ABH73.206) Black-spotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginosa, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR9603

Great Gransden
Great Gransden
 Photo © Martin Davies
Great Gransden
 Photo © Martin Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Gransden
Great Gransden
 Photo © Martin Davies
Great Gransden
Great Gransden
 Photo © Martin Davies


General Information

The first British record was in Dartford Kent on 6th November 2011 by Norman Winterman with a second turning up close by just two days later in a trap operated by James Hunter et al. Since then it has slowly moved north and west. It was first recorded in Bedfordshire in 2017 and in Cambridgeshire in late 2018. 

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), maples (Acer spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), roses (Rosa spp.), deciduous trees
Flying: One generation, September-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in January 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 January to 26 January


Local
Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Yellow,brown,black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5