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 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in March 2024

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 February to 18 November

Nationally Scarce B