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2258 ~ Chestnut ~ Conistra vaccinii
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

Dark Chestnut, Red-headed Chestnut.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly in broadleaf woodland, but also found in scrub, hedgerows and gardens.


Oak, elm, birch, hawthorn, blackthorn and docks.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as adult, becoming active in milder periods. Larva late April-June, feed at night. Pupates in  loose earthen cocoon underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 2nd Mar 2012, Morben ISAF