The Moths of Suffolk
2260 Dotted Chestnut, Conistra rubiginea, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Habitats : Woodland, wooded heathland, pastoral farmland, thick hedgerows

Larval foodplants : Not well known - possibly apple, blackthorn, plum and sallows. Potential association with ant in larval stage.

Records : Bawdsey (M Deans, 16.iv.2007)

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 32-40mm

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk species

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultChestnut, Conistra vaccinii
Beaded Chestnut, Agrochola lychnidis
Dusky-lemon Sallow, Xanthia gilvago
Pale-lemon Sallow, Xanthia ocellaris

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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First county record - Bawdsey, Suffolk (16.iv.2007) © Matthew Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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First county record - Bawdsey, Suffolk (16.iv.2007) © Matthew Deans
Found on Ivy blossom, first site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (4.x.2013) © Neil Sherman
Trapped at MV light, second site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.x.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (13.iii.2017) © Paul Kitchener