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Horse Chestnut
Pachycnemia hippocastanaria (H?bner, [1799])
Geometridae: Ennominae
1905 / 70.225
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Algarve (Portugal) 2009

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Heather and Cross-leaved Heath
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A heathland species, in our region confined to the far south, where it occurs very locally.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1966.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2022122SU76 - Shinfield / Finchampstead
11/08/2022122SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
12/07/2022222SU86 - Wokingham / Bracknell
23/03/2022122SU86 - Wokingham / Bracknell
09/09/2021124SP70 - Thame, Longwick
Further info: Pachycnemia hippocastanaria
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