Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2260 (ABH73.197) Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Dotted Chestnut
Dotted Chestnut
 Photo © Martin Davies
Dotted Chestnut
 Photo © Martin Davies
Old Weston, March 2012
Old Weston, March 2012
 Photo © Kevin Royles

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

Forewing length: 15-17mm
Foodplant(s): apples (Malus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), plums (Prunus spp.)
Flying: One generation, October-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 11 (4.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in March 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 March to 10 November

Nationally Scarce B