The Moths of Suffolk
2259a Black-spotted Chestnut, Conistra rubiginosa, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Recent colonist in the south-east

Local Status : First county record in 2014 (SMP Status 3)

Larval foodplants : Polyphagous on deciduous shrubs and trees

Flight Period : Single-brooded - October to late April

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland edges and gardens and a wide variety of other habitats

Recent records : Felixstowe (M Marsh, 27.xi.2014)


Confusion species : None