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Conistra ligula (Esper, 1791)

Dark Chestnut
73.1950 (B&F: 2259)


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

A resident species that usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Occasionally fairly common in many deciduous woods and common in the north-west. Local and distinctly irregular in any numbers, patchily distributed and missing from large areas. This moth is in serious decline. Single brooded; flying from late September to early November and again after intermittent hibernation, from early March to mid April. The larval foodplants have been listed (elsewhere) as hawthorn, sallow and oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Conistra ligula (Esper, 1791)
Lindfield, 13 iii 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Conistra ligula (Esper, 1791)
Findon Valley, 17 x 2017
Photo: Mike Snelling
Conistra ligula (Esper, 1791)
Battle, 15 x 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Conistra ligula (Esper, 1791)
Pagham Harbour, x 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Conistra ligula (Esper, 1791)
Ringmer, 4 xi 2008
Photo: John Luck
Conistra ligula (Esper, 1791)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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