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Black-spotted Chestnut
Conistra rubiginosa (Scopoli, 1763)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2259a / 73.196
Photo © Robin Knill-Jones,  Denham 2020

Similar Upper Thames Species
Red-headed Chestnut
Conistra erythrocephala
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List:
GB Status: Not Assessed
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A recent addition. First recorded in Britain in 2011 and since recorded very locally in southeast England. In the region, so far only recorded in small numbers from a single site.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
07/02/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
22/01/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
15/01/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
09/01/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
Further info: Conistra rubiginosa
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