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Dotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2260 / 73.197

Bedfordshire status
Rare resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 15 March to 20 April and 1 October to 31 October - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 12 (55%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2007.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/10/2023130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
14/04/2022130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
05/04/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
04/04/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
09/03/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
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Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: One generation Oct-Nov, flying again in March-May.
Foodplant:   Apple, Blackthorn, Plum, sallows Other deciduous trees (not well-known in the wild)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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