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Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Dotted Chestnut
73.1970 (B&F: 2260)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Xyleninae
    »Tribe: Xylenini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nb

A resident species usually seen singly on sugar or at mv light. Mainly found in deciduous woodland and occasionally, sparingly, in a few rural areas. Permanent colonies are local and elusive, so this species is episodic in appearance in most places. Numbers are increasing. A single brooded species flying only for a short time prior to hibernation; mainly from mid October, then flying far more frequently from late February to mid May. Little is known about the larval foodplant in this country, but permanent colonies in this county are associated with oak woodland. (Pratt, 2011)

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Wych Cross, 15 iv 2015 Photo: Hew Prendergast

Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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