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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

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)

Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wych Cross, 15 iv 2015
Photo: Hew Prendergast
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 23 iii 2016
Photo: Mike Snelling
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wisborough Green, 01 iv 2016
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ringmer, 20 iv 2016
Photo: John Luck
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 21 iv 2018
Photo: Mike Snelling
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Mountfield, 19 iii 2019
Photo: Robin Harris
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Bracklesham, 21 iii 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Henfield, 23 iv 2019
Photo: Paula Blake
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Hailsham, 20 iii 2014
Photo: Chris Ball
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Etchingahm, 10 iv 2015
Photo: Caroline Moore
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 26 iii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Steyning, 23 x 2013
Photo: Olly Ellis
Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pulbborough Brooks, 13 x 2008
Photo: Anna Allum

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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