Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Melissa Banthorpe,  Flitwick Moor 17/10/2008

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Chestnut
Conistra vaccinii

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2258 / 73.194

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 15 September to 30 April - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 21 (95%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/10/2023130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
07/10/2023130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
09/04/2023130TL24 - Biggleswade (East), Potton
31/12/2022230TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
30/12/2022330TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-May.
Foodplant:   Oaks, elms, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch and docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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