Noctuidae: Xyleninae

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

KR9609

Dotted Chestnut
Dotted Chestnut
 Photo © Martin Davies
Dotted Chestnut
 Photo © Martin Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
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

Habitat

Woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in February 2021

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 February to 10 November


Nationally Scarce B

Adult: